Duke Performances

In Conversation: Torry Bend & Howard L. Craft

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 12:00 pm


Torry Bend, award-winning puppet artist and chair of Theater Studies at Duke, is joined by collaborator Howard L. Craft, Durham-based poet, playwright, and arts educator, for an in-depth discussion of Dreaming — their new theatrical work exploring the legacy of artist Winsor McCay and the problematic depictions of race in his famed early-20th century comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. Moderated by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell.

Wednesday, November 20, 12 PM
Rubenstein Arts Center, Rm. 102, Duke University
Free and open to the public
Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers

Following the conversation, attendees will be treated to a peek behind the curtain, joining Bend, Craft, and their team in the von der Heyden Studio Theater — just down the hall from the Ruby Lounge — for a firsthand look at the puppets and sets for the piece.

Dreaming will premiere in the von der Heyden Studio Theater on Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24. Tickets and info available HERE.

Arts & Context is co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, The Pinhook, North Star, and Pie Pushers.

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