University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Traveling While Black

Saturday 10 November 2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Penn Museum

Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe

Traveling While Black is a solo performance by award-winning director, actor, and writer Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe. Inspired by Langston Hughes’ I Wonder As I Wander, Traveling While Black examines the impact of African migration and seeks to exploit the tensions between tourism and colonialism. Based on the author’s treks through Europe, the Americas, and Africa, the piece, interrogates boundaries, and reveals cultural connects and disconnects. Performances are followed by a panel discussion on Black joy and travel as well as policing in Black jurisdictions.

Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Actor/Writer) is an award-winning director, actor and writer. She has directed at Trinity Rep, Magic Theatre, TheatreWorks, WaterTower Theatre/Dallas, Mark Taper Forum, Southern Rep in New Orleans and Alabama Shakespeare, among others. A onetime performer with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Edris’ original solo performances have been seen at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois and the University of Florida in Gainesville; and in San Francisco at AfroSolo Festival, Intersection For the Arts and other small independent venues. Internationally, Edris has performed in Ibadan, Nigeria and Berlin, Germany and presented scholarship on performance in Mexico, the UK and the Netherlands.

The "Traveling While Black" Performance will also be held on November 9, 2018.

Admission: $15

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