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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

'SHE: A Choreoplay' - April 29

Please join the Theater Department for a presentation of SHE: A Choreoplay by Buffalo native and award-winning director and choreographer Jinah Parker, on Thursday, April 29. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. followed by a live post-show discussion with the cast and director, moderated by Naila Ansari, assistant professor of theater. Tickets are available online. The post-show discussion will take place on Zoom.

Deemed as "passionate and necessary" by the New York Times, SHE might best be described as The Vagina Monologues meets For Colored Girls in the twenty-first century. SHE is about ending violence against women and girls. It is about what happens to women like Sandra Bland, it is about all female-identified individuals, and it is about healing and empowerment. There is dance, there are monologues and dialogue between the women, there is music, there is film, and there is truth-telling in ways that break new ground in theater. SHE is indeed a work of art, but it also doubles as a powerful movement, extending beyond the stage with educational tools, workshops, and a curriculum and study guide. It is an artistic mirror for our past and present political social climate. SHE’s power lies in its ability to say the unsaid. It attaches to the voice in your head, your heart, and your soul by operating on what is most difficult for us to say out loud—this truth.

SHE supporters include well-known artists such as Eve Ensler, creator of The Vagina Monologues; actress and best-selling author Gabrielle Union; and NBA Hall of Famer Grant Hill, as well as Elle magazine and the National Organization for Women.

Submitted by: Naila H. Ansari
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Thursday, April 29, 2021