The Arts Council of Princeton presents the final presentation of Professor Brian Herrera’s “Autobiographical Storytelling: Princeton, Slavery, and Me” offered through Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. The course focuses on the stories we do (and don’t) tell about ourselves, as well as the stories we do (and don’t) tell about Princeton University. This workshop course engages directly with the historical materials unearthed by the “Princeton and Slavery Project” as it rehearses the writing and performance skills necessary to remake the raw material drawn from lived experience into compelling autobiographical storytelling. Working in an array of storytelling modes, course participants will share stories about how the history of slavery at Princeton University guides, informs or challenges our ethical and moral understandings of the stories we choose to tell about ourselves. The final presentation will be on Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00pm in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For more information, please visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777.
Community Stage productions are free (and nearly free) events held in collaboration with local artistic groups and organizations. Community stage programming enables the Arts Council’s Solley Theater to act as an accessible space for community partnerships and high-quality artistic experiences.
The program is free, but advance registration is highly recommended. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance. Registration may be done on Eventbrite.
The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region.