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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

Diaspora Talk: Jos Repertory Theatre of Nigeria

Thu, January 31, 2008 • 12:30 PM • CAAAS Conference Room

Patrick Jude-Oteh will discuss the ten-year history of the Jos Repertory Theatre and the distinctive ways the company uses dance to create a spectacle and a theatrical narrative.

The Jos Repertory Theatre was founded in 1997 as a not-for-profit independent theatre organization. Engaged in activities ranging from play/poetry readings, productions of formal (scripted) plays and the creation of informal (theatre-for-development) plays, they have also been involved in training programs for artists and amateurs. In addition, they have participated in youth projects on citizenship and civic rights awareness, and have also addressed themes of identity and place in their work.

Sponsored by: Center for African and African American Studies

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