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“Exploring Queer-Trans Intimacy, Disability Aesthetics, and Community Care in JC Pankratz’s Seahorse. A Talk. A Performance. A Gathering.”

Members of the university community are invited to a talk with Case Western Reserve University Humanities in Leadership Learning Series postdoctoral scholar Nicolas Shannon Savard, director of Maelstrom Collaborative Arts’ production of JC Pankratz’s Seahorse.

This director’s talk will be held Tuesday, April 4, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the library’s Dampeer Room. Savard will describe how feminist performance practice, queer theory, disability aesthetics and principles of community-engaged artmaking informed their approach to the design and the collaborative process.

The talk will offer behind-the-scenes insight into how the cast and crew of Seahorse have worked to bring the story to life in a way that prioritizes inclusion, collaboration, community care and the well-being of both the artists and the audience.

A discussion and light refreshments will follow the talk.

This event is sponsored by the CWRU Humanities in Leadership Learning Series and Kelvin Smith Library and is associated with the performances of Seahorse at the Maelstrom Collaborative Arts theater April 7–8. This talk is part of the Cleveland Humanities Festival.

Register to attend.