Theatre & Dance Program
Adaptation/Representation/Appropriation

Adaptation/Representation/Appropriation

October 5, 2020 | 7:00 PM

On October 5th at 7:00pm, we hope you will join us live for a discussion with three extraordinary people. The New Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at UCCS, Dr. Lynn Vidler is an expert on Spanish Golden Age Theater. They will be joined by UCCS Associate Vice Chancellor Dr. Andrea Herrera, who is a playwright and specialist on diversity and representation. The famed solo performer and hip-hop musician, Brian Quijada, will be our third panelist and will bring selections from his newest work to share.

Building off of the famous line from Hamilton—"who lives, who dies, who tells your story”—we decided to discuss play adaptation and representation. What are the considerations that a playwright must take into account when adapting an old work for a new audience? How do we navigate the waters of cultural representation and, even, appropriation? Mr. Quijada will introduce us his upcoming work, Mexodus, a hip-hop concept album about the southern Underground Railroad into Mexico. This talk is so needed at this time and I promise you, it’s quite a fascinating topic.

For more information contact Kevin Landis at klandis@uccs.edu or 719-255-5133.