From Page to Stage: "Moby-Dick: Then and Now" featuring Ricardo Pitts-Wiley and Mixed Magic Theatre
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- Friday, October 11, 2013 11/10/2013 19:00:00 11/10/2013 23:59:59 6 From Page to Stage: "Moby-Dick: Then and Now" featuring Ricardo Pitts-Wiley and Mixed Magic TheatreJoin us for a staged reading of Moby Dick: Then and Now. Alba, a young woman in urban America, is determined to avenge the gang-related death of her brother in this contemporary adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel. The production was inspired by director Ricardo Pitts-Wiley’s work with incarcerated youth.University Park Campus
- 7:00 PM
- University Park Campus
- Reception to follow.
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Tuesday, September 17, at 9 a.m.
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About the Speakers:Henry Jenkins is a Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at USC. Jenkins is the chief advisor to the Annenberg Innovation Lab, where he has been involved in the initiatives relating to children, youth and education; he also serves as principal investigator for Civic Paths, a project in the Annenberg School that is exploring youth and participatory politics. He has edited or authored fifteen books on media and popular culture. Ricardo Pitts-Wiley and Jenkins collaborated on the forthcoming text Reading in a Participatory Culture. Jenkins recently published Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture (co-authored with Sam Ford and Joshua Green). (Blog, Twitter)
Ricardo Pitts-Wiley is an accomplished actor, director, playwright and composer. He has performed at noted theatres throughout the United States, including the Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston; Trinity Repertory Company, Rites and Reason and Perishable Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island; the Old Globe and San Diego Repertory in San Diego; and North Carolina Black Repertory. During the 2009–10 academic year, he was the Martin Luther King Visiting Scholar at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he directed and lectured on Shakespeare and page-to-stage adaptations of classic literature. In 2000, Pitts-Wiley and his wife, Bernadet, formed Mixed Magic Theatre & Cultural Events. For the past decade, the company has strived to bring diverse stories and images to the stage through prose and song, tackling well-known dramas as well as original theatrical productions.
Organized by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Co-sponsored by the USC School of Dramatic Arts.