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Call for Participants: The Bitch Project

Mon, April 23, 2012 | Winship Drama Building, Lab Theatre

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Call for Participants: The Bitch Project
Florinda Bryant and Diana Grisanti facilitate the final installment of a series of interactive performance-workshops on how gendered language can affect people’s perceptions and behaviors. They’ve narrowed our focus to a single, ubiquitous, five-letter word: BITCH.
This performance is open to woman-identified artists, performers, writers, scholars, thinkers, activists!
This workshop will take place on Monday, April 23rd from 6 to 9 PM in the Lab Theatre. The Lab is located on the UT campus, behind the Winship Drama Building. Here's a handy map:
Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, #UTAustinSAAM
About Florinda and Diana:  Florinda Bryant is an interdisplinary performance artist, activist, and educator. Some of her favorite performances include Delta Dandi, Love Conjure Blues, HUSH, The Three Cuckholds, and Murder Ballad Murder Mystery. Her one-woman show Half-Breed Southern Fried Check One was produced as part of the Performing Blackness Series at the University of Texas and directed by Laurie Carlos. Florinda also directed and performed in America Love out of Context, as part of the Black Arts Movement Festival with Pro-Arts and the Late Night Series at Pilsbury House in Minneapolis. Florinda Bryant is a member of The Austin Project, sponsored by The John L. Warfield Center For African and African American Studies, University of Texas at Austin (CAAAS) and has directed their annual performances for the past 4 years. Florinda has worked with Theatre Action Project for 7 years.  

 Diana Grisanti is a writer, performer, and activist currently pursuing her MFA in playwriting and fiction at UT Austin’s Michener Center for Writers. She is a Core Apprentice at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, the inaugural recipient of the Marsha Norman Spirit of Achievement Lilly Award, a nominee for the Wasserstein Prize, and a runner-up for the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Award. Her work deals with the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality. She has tackled topics such as relationship violence, hegemonic whiteness, sex work, and college basketball, to name a few. Before relocating to Texas, Diana lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she worked as a teacher and translator.

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