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Mapping a New Path for Theater through CARTOGRAPHY with Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers

Presented ByCenter for the Arts
When/WhereThursday, May 14, 2020 12:00pmLIVE Online

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This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 14 at 12:00 p.m. 

Join theater-makers Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers for a conversation about their highly lauded work CARTOGRAPHY, a play that explores the commonalities of migration and the concrete and metaphorical mapping at the center of worlds in motion. Moderated by Associate Professor Kristin Johnsen-Neshati, the discussion will center around how this piece illuminates a community’s shared history of movement, while inviting audience members of all ages to examine their own lives and the maps they have yet to draw. Kaneza Schaal, a 2020/2021 Mason Artist-in-Residence, will work this coming season with campus communities and local organizations to create a “map” of Fairfax County that incorporates personal stories of migration. In their May 14 conversation, Schaal and artistic collaborator Christopher Myers will discuss how CARTOGRAPHY came to life, creative practice during the pandemic, and what audiences can expect to see from them on the Center for the Arts stage in 2020/2021. Tune in live and interact with these talented contemporaries!