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Hedwig Humanities Panel Continues

6:53AM ON 04/21/2010
BY Micah Salkind

Hedwig and the Angry Inch“When The Words Fail Us: Art and Trans Identities”

To extend the conversation that started last weekend during previews of Perishable’s production of John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Perishable, in partnership with Rhode Island Council For the Humanities, The Rhode Island Foundation’s Equity Action Fund and The New England Foundation for the Arts, is presenting two ‘Humanities Bridge’ panels.

The first of these two panels, “When The Words Fail Us: Art and Trans Identities” happens today, Wednesday April 21 at 5:30 pm in Perishable’s black box space on Empire Street. Below is text that gives some context for the conversation:

When identities are fluid, it makes sense that vocabularies used to describe them would be too. People in the trans community, as well as allies, don’t have great ways to track the changing conversation, but artists are often able to respond quickly to the changes, adapting their creative processes and performances to suit incredibly dynamic contexts. How are conversations about Trans issues shaped by the language we have to access them? How does art give us new language to access the conversation? This discussion will provide a forum for artists to offer first-person perspectives on shifting linguistic norms and the multiple meanings of their work.

Click here to go to the perishable home page where you can check out panelist bios as well as purchase tickets for the show.

Wednesday, 5:30pm, Perishable Theatre, 95 Empire Street, 331.2695

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