During the second session of the “Intersectional feminist research colloquium”, Prof. Dr. Zishan Ugurlu will present two of her theatrical ventures Medea and UnMan, followed by a discussion with the participants. A brief outline of these theatre pieces is attached to this email. We hope that you will attend this session for some interesting discussions and exchanges. You are welcome to bring along friends or pass this invitation to anyone you think would like to attend the colloquium!
MEDEA by Euripides
Medea is an experimental, high-tech theater piece that will be presented at La MaMa Theater in New York in the spring of 2024.
The Current global estimate is that there are 281 million international migrants in the world in 2020 (or 3.6% of the world's population). People mainly migrate internationally to work, survive and have a humble life.
Around the world, administrations are responding in different ways to the realities of migration. The immigration law in the US has a sense of deep hypocrisy! The state threatens the immigrants' lives and livelihoods. The law threatens to kill and promises the save. Between 2013 and 2019, during the Barak Obama and Trump administrations, there was a constant increase in criminalization, detention, deportation, and raids. Medea is one of those immigrants! Coming from Ancient Greek mythology to today's borders. She witnesses the horrors of borders and detention centers. She dreams of the abolition of borders. She resists existing boundaries. Finally, the family enters, and Medea's ancient story begins. And she ends up being deported/exiled again. What happens between entry and deportation is adversity, heartbreak, torment, and agony. And then she remembers the story of Margaret Garner…
In grief, as an exiled and spurned woman, she continues to "offer alternative responses, organize and express transborder identities that challenge traditional definitions of citizenship and constructions of national belonging."
21. März 2023, 14.00
Universität Bern Mittelstrasse, Mittelstrasse 43, 3012 Bern
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