Anschutz Lecture with Katie Pearl, Tuesday, March 28, 4:30pm, Chancellor Green Rotunda

Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 4:30 pm

You're Doing What? Experimental theater and 5 small towns named Milton

The Program in American Studies, the Program in Theater and the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University present Anschutz Distinguished Fellow Katie Pearl

Five years ago, award-winning theater artist and Anschutz Distinguished Fellow, Katie Pearl was thinking about what it meant to be an American. 

Does an American community actually exist? If so, who is out there in it? 

She, along with her experimental theater company PearlDamour, decided to find out.  They left the big cities where they lived and worked and began visiting five small towns named Milton. Chosen according to size, location, demographics, and industry, these five Miltons stretch over, up and across the United States forming an earthbound constellation.

In this interactive talk, Katie invites us to discover the story of the Milton Constellation. The constellations we see at night are imaginary entities, constructed to give meaning and order to the vastness of the night sky. They provide us with direction and make immensity graspable. How might the Milton Constellation guide us all through the vast landscape of 'being American'?  Join us and find out.

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Location: 
Chancellor Green Rotunda