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Date & Time
November 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Torry Bend, award-winning puppet artist and chair of Theater Studies at Duke, is joined by collaborator Howard L. Craft, Durham-based poet, playwright, and arts educator, for an in-depth discussion of Dreaming—their new theatrical work exploring the legacy of artist Winsor McCay and the problematic depictions of race in his famed early-20th century comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. Moderated by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell.

A light lunch will be provided by Pie Pushers. Following the conversation, attendees will be treated to a peek behind the curtain, joining Bend, Craft, and their team in the von der Heyden Studio Theater—just down the hall from the Ruby Lounge—for a firsthand look at the puppets and sets for the piece.

Dreaming will premiere in the von der Heyden Studio Theater on Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24. Tickets and info available HERE.

Arts & Context is co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, The Pinhook, North Star, and Pie Pushers.

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