A young girl. An French doctor. A harsh, unforgiving city. Come one, come all and hear the tale of The Venus Hottentot, the beautiful African Dancing Princess. Star of the freak shows and medical wonder. Step right up, folks. Don’t be shy. An opportunity like this comes around once in a life time.
Suzan-Lori Parks’ brilliant examination of race, history, and the colonization of imagination: Venus invites you in to look closer.
ASL-Interpreted Performance: October 24
Heather Gray and Chelsea Faber will be providing simultaneous ASL interpretation for Venus on Thursday, October 24. Chelsea Faber, a Pitt theater arts student, is working on a BPhil project on arts accessibility, and will be assisting Ms. Gray during the interpretation.
Backstage Talk & Tour: November 1 and 8
Guest Artist Panel: November 3
After Sunday's performance, join us for a post-show discussion with Mexican transdisciplinary artist Laura Anderson Barbata and award-wimming artist and culture change strategist Bridgit Antoinette Evans. For more information visit our production blog.