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Session 3: Saturday, June 2nd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
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Reading List: 
Amorphous and eclectic Walter Benjamin, Augusto Boal, Combahee River Collective.
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We are a theatre/ performance/ creative arts collective based in the US, with many connections globally through friends, family, students, etc. We have an especially strong tie to India, and the struggle for human rights and freedom of expression there. We express ourselves both regionally and internationally, through the United Nations, social media, and the mainstream press. Our goal is to promote democracy and to oppose authoritarian regimes, both in India and in the US, using theatre and visual arts as a weapon.


Henry Schwarz is Professor of English at Georgetown University. His most recent books and videos are Constructing the Criminal Tribe in Colonial India: Acting Like a Thief (2010), “Please Don’t Beat Me, Sir!” (2011) (with Shashwati Talukdar and P. Kerim Freidman) and the Wiley Encyclopedia of... Read more
Zoë Charlton received her MFA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her BFA from Florida State University in painting and drawing. Charlton has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD. Her work has been included in... Read more
Tim Doud’s paintings and drawings address two seemingly distinct bodies of work, one figurative and one abstract. These bodies of works serve as a backdrop to broader discussions around constructed identities, branding and commodity culture. He graduated from The School of the Art Institute of... Read more