Happenings - Response Session

Traverse Theatre in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh

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To mark Black History Month we commissioned three artists to respond to the representation and misrepresentation of Black lives in the media in the form of a Happening - a piece of art which reflects on an urgent societal issue and aims to provoke and challenge as well as entertain, and ultimately ask how we can create a more equitable society that gives a voice and a chance to everyone.

In this Q&A session, a recording of a live event held in December 2020, which focused on creating political theatre, artists Dael Orlandersmith, May Sumbwanyambe and Natasha Thembiso Ruwonarespond to their pieces and answer audience questions.

We welcome you to add to the discussion either by commenting on the Happening videos or using the #TravHappenings hashtag on social media.

Happenings are presented in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.

The Traverse is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

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