Performing Arts Series: Poor People's TV Room by Okwui Okpokwasil

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 8:00pm - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
Bryn Mawr College 101 N Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
United States

A multi-generational ensemble of women performs movement, song, and text influenced by dystopian folklore, speculative fiction, Igbo cosmology, and the futures and commodities markets. Bessie Award-winning artist Okwui Okpokwasili created Poor People’s TV Room with director/visual designer Peter Born, inspired by two historical events in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial power, and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls that launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Contains nudity.

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Global Region: 
Nigerian (Nigeria)