In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma Voting March, award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux brings to life the often forgotten stories of Viola Liuzzo, white civil rights activist, and Tommy Rowe, FBI informant, undercover with the Ku Klux Klan.
“With poetic dialogue and powerful imagery, playwright Catherine Filloux has written a beautiful solo vehicle for actress Marietta Hedges.”
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30pm
Post-performance panel with Serena Solomon, a reporter/producer for DNAinfo. An Australian, Serena, started out as a social worker, working with homeless teenagers and moved to the East Coast to work with the New York Times on “The Local” and then local news website DNAinfo.
Serena will interview Vishal Agraharkar, Counsel for the Democracy Program at Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00pm (Closing Performance)
Post-matinee performance panel with Cynthia Cohen, Director of Peacebuilding and the Arts at Brandeis University, and David Cunningham, author of Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era KKK. Cunningham is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, and the Chair of the Social Justice & Social Policy Program at Brandeis University. He will address the legacy of KKK violence, and organized vigilantism. Cohen is co-editor of Acting Together on the World Stage: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict. She is Chair of Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation and will speak about Peacebuilding and the Arts and its relationship to social justice. (Sponsored by Brandeis Minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation.)