Confronting campus issues from the stage

September 21, 2016
Confronting campus issues from the stage

When Professor Douglas asked students in his course “The Emergence of an Early American Identity” to examine a piece of Revolutionary War-era art, the first response came from Oliver, who described the image as “one Indian sitting on a box by himself.”

His classmate Kia rolled her eyes. “I think it’s weird that we’re calling Native Americans Indians,” she said.

The encounter — and the class — were imagined, a theatrical sketch created by the Bok Center Players, a Harvard-based ensemble that uses the stage to address challenging topics such as race, gender, and identity.

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