A play by Inua Ellams. Directed by Bijan Sheibani. Designed by Rae Smith.
No charge. Light refreshments served.
Space is limited to the first 75 people to RSVP.
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The event will feature a dialogue with the actors from a Cal Performance production of Barbershop Chronicles, which runs October 26, 27 and 28 at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. It will also include a short video clip from the production.
The play takes place in Barber shops in Peckham (South London), Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra where African men use the space as a newsroom, political platform, local hot spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit, and football stadium. We will talk with the actors about the themes of the play: the connective/bonding aspect of “citizenship”; community, connections, and commonality in African diaspora communities; and contemporary Black masculinity.
The Community Dialogue is sponsored by Cal Performances, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and Benny Adem Grooming Parlor. It is cosponsored by Africanity Love, Priority Africa Network and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Click here for ticket information for the play Barbershop Chronicles.