Speakers Series - A Reading and Conversation with Carmen Aguirre

November 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Josheph G. Green Studio Theater - York University

Poster_Carmen AguirreCERLAC Speaker Series:

Celebrated playwright and author Carmen Aguirre is coming to York to share work from two new plays (Anywhere But Here and The Trial of Tina Modotti) and her upcoming memoir, Mexican Hooker #1.

Event: A Reading and Conversation with Carmen Aguirre

Time: Thursday, November 5, 10:00-11:20 a.m.

Location:  Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre, Centre for Film and Theatre (across from Starbucks)
The reading is free and open to the public.

Carmen's reading is the second event in this year’s Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series, a collaboration between York's MA/PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies, the Department of Theatre, and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). In 2015-16, all events are being organized around the theme of “Decolonizing Panamerica: Performance, Activism, Indigeneity.”

Presenter bio:
Carmen Aguirre is a multiple-award-winning theatre artist and author who has written and co-written twenty-five plays, including The Trigger, The Refugee Hotel, and Blue Box. She is currently working on three new plays: Anywhere But Here, The Trial of Tina Modotti, and Broken Tailbone.  Her first book, the critically acclaimed Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, won CBC Canada Reads in 2012 and is a #1 national bestseller. Her second book, Mexican Hooker #1, is coming out in April, 2016. Carmen has eighty film, tv, and stage acting credits, and is a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop facilitator. She is a graduate of Studio 58.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
York’s Department of Theatre, Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies, Performance Studies (Canada) Project, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, Canadian Consortium on Performance and Politics in the Americas, Office of the Vice-Provost Academic, Pan Am/Parapan Am Games @ York, Dean Shawn Brixey and the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, and Dean Barbara Crow and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Thanks as well to Trevor Schwellnus and Aluna Theatre.

Michael Greyeyes, Laura Levin, Carlota McAllister, Marlis Schweitzer (co-curators, 2015-16 speaker series)