Toward an 'Anti-Oppression' Commedia


Howard University
2455 Sixth Street N.W., Suite 1044
Washington, DC

Toward an 'Anti-Oppression' Commedia

An 'Acting Styles' Guest Artist Workshop at Howard University

LocationContinent: North America
Country: United States
Location: Howard University
Address: 6th St NW, 2400, Washington, 20059
City: Washington
State/Province: District of Columbia

Event detailsAbstract:
A Zoom Class on the History and Future for Inclusive Commedia dell'Arte


Comedian Keegan-Michael Key recently praised Commedia dell'Arte as the origins of the sketch and improv comedy tradition that led to his work on Key & Peele.  But how do we honor the resources and influence of Commedia dell'Arte's past without perpetuating trauma, oppression, or colonial ideologies from this Eurocentric form of violent, comedic, social commentary?

Matthew R. Wilson, as a guest artist in Prof. Ricky Ramón's "Acting Styles" class, leads theatre students through a two-day exploration of the form of Commedia as an opportunity for current social critique and an invitation to devise and create anew for the future.


Type of event:
- Online Event
- Open class

Beginning: 23/02/2021 End: 25/02/2021


Organization details Matt Wilson