February 27 and 28, CURRENT ArtSpace, 7:30 pm
The Process Series presents the 19th Amendment Project in collaboration with Arts Everywhere and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. UNC faculty-artists create interdisciplinary performance centered around the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, exploring women in politics.
Four projects were chosen to be presented in this shared program and will go on to launch a new faculty performance series in 2020-2021.
The Debate – Heather Tatreau (Department of Exercise & Sport Science) & Tracy Bersley (Department of Dramatic Art) This dance-theater piece will use a series of duets and text to investigate how women in politics have been characterized over the past 100 years – from anti-suffragette propaganda to current female politicians portrayed as medusas in the media.
XIX – Jacqueline Lawton (Department of Dramatic Art)
This play exposes the racial divide of the 19th Amendment by following an interracial family where all the women were fighting for suffrage, but only half of them won the right to vote.
Sojourner Truth – LaToya Lain (Music Department)
This one-woman show, comprised of song and spoken narrative, explores the effects and aftermath of the passage of the 19th Amendment as told by one of the most famous black participants in women’s suffrage, Sojourner Truth.
#19 – Sabine Gruffat (Department of Art) & Bill Brown (Department of Communication)
This two-person, three-channel Live Cinema performance will incorporate original laser-etched 16mm film, a selection of
archival 16mm film loops, and an original electronic soundtrack in order to survey and contextualize the 19th Amendment and to explore the past and present struggles of women to achieve political empowerment.