Carolina Creative Campus – The Gender Project

Events – Fall

Fall Highlights

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

The Carolina Summer Reading Program

August 18, 2008


Author Kenji Yoshino will give a lecture and answer questions about his book.

Feminine and Masculine in Ovid’s Poetry

Ackland Art Museum

AUGUST 20 – Ongoing 2008

With ten prints and one sculpture, Feminine and Masculine examines persistent ideas about gender and gender roles as presented in tales of ancient deities, such as Jupiter, Venus, and Apollo. For more information, visit

In the Continuum

Presented by Playmakers Repertory Company

SEPTEMBER 10 – 14, 2008


Written by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter,

this is the powerful story of two black women, one in South Central Los Angeles and one in Harare, Zimbabwe, whose contemporaneous HIV diagnoses bring the international AIDS epidemic down to very human, very personal terms. For more information contact Playmakers at 919-962-PLAY

Chisholm’72: Unbought and Unbossed

Stone Center for Black Culture and History


The first historical documentary on Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her campaign to become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 1972. There will be a post-discussion event with the film’s producer Shola Lynch. For more information contact or call (919) 962-0395.

Discussion of Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights


SEPTEMBER 24, 7:30pm


The book selected for this year’s summer reading program for incoming Carolina students looks at how people with stigmatized identities, based on differences in race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability status, are coerced into toning down, or covering, those identities. Join an exploration of Covering and discuss Kenji Yoshino’s belief that these behaviors are harmful for those who practice them, have damaging fall-out for the more socially-dominant groups, and threaten the civil rights of us all. Tuition is $10.00, although there is no charge for GAA members if pre-registered. Please visit for more information.

Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales

Stone Center for Black Culture and History

SEPTEMBER 25 – pre-performance reception 6pm, performance 7pm

Stone Center

UNC Alumnus E. Patrick Johnson’s one-man performance chronicles first-hand accounts of black gay males in the South. For more information contact or call (919) 962-0395.

{ it is in you }

Process Series

SEPTEMBER 26 – 27, 2008 TIME?

Gerrard Hall

Written by Marie Garlock, directed by Joseph Megal, this performance uses storytelling, dance/movement, live music and spoken word to explore the politics of development, HIV, and the body with the stories and wisdom of educators, students and artists in Tanzania.


DDA Mainstage

OCTOBER 3-7, 2008 – Friday – Monday 8:15pm, Monday 4pm, Tuesday 5pm


Munich, 1894. A series of spouses, lovers and mentors come to abrupt ends through their association with Lulu, one of the most enigmatic characters ever created for the stage. Wedekind’s unpredictable, kaleidoscopic journey through the lethal worlds of love and desire is equal parts furious social indictment, ferocious satire and flamboyant spectacular, and endures as a powerful exploration of the troubling links between sex and violence.

To Be Straight With You: DV8 Physical Theatre

Carolina Performing Arts

OCTOBER 9, 2008 – 7:30PM

OCTOBER 10, 2008 – 8 PM


A dance theatre piece based on hundreds of hours of audio interviews, the multiethnic cast offers a poetic and unflinching exploration of intolerance, religion and sexuality.

For the Bible Tells Me So

Carolina Women’s Center / LGBTQ

Screening and Discussion


This award-winning documentary explores the experience of being caught in the crosshairs of scriptureand sexual identity through the lives of five Christian families with gay children. For more information,contact the Carolina Women’s Center at or (919) 962-8305.

Vivien and The Shadows: Ong Keng Sen/Theatreworks

Carolina Performing Arts

OCTOBER 21, 2008


A soul-stimulating, post-modern spectacle, Vivien and The Shadows melds film/performance, race, genderand sexuality and transports us into the fantasy world of Vivien Leigh’s Blanche Dubois, inspired by the 1951 film, A Streetcar Named Desire.

Mother Courage and Her Children

Justice Theatre Project


Part drama, part musical, this play entertains and engages the audience while following the life of Mother Courage and her three children. For more information, email or call 259-6936

This is Our Youth & A Bright Room Called Day

LAB! Theatre



Two plays running in repertory, the first written by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Jon Haas and the second written by Tony ushner, directed by Ryan Tumulty. Both deal with the issues of gender and identity through the lens of youth, and with multiple perspectives.

The Rite of Spring: Compagnie Heddy Maalem

Carolina Performing Arts

OCTOBER 25, 2008


Fourteen dancers from Mali, Benin, Nigeria, Togo, Mozambique and Senegal come together for Heddy Maalem’s explosive interpretation of the infamous 1913 Stravinsky/Nijinsky ballet.

Druid Theatre Company

Carolina Performing Arts



Set in an isolated cottage in County Wicklow, John Millington Synge’s The Shadow of the Glen (1905)centers around a loveless and decaying marriage of convenience. Playboy of the Western World (1907)portrays the conflict between illusion and reality in Synge’s comic masterpiece.

Les Mamelles de Tirésias

Department of Music / UNC Opera

NOVEMBER 21–22, 2008


Les Mamelles de Tirésias (The Breasts of Tiresias) is a surrealist two-act opéra bouffe by Francis Poulenc,based on a text by Guillaume Apollinaire. Contact Terry Rhodes

Final Girl

UNC Department of Communication Studies

DECEMBER 3, 2008

6:00PM, BINGHAM HALL Room 203

An evening of four student-created performance works, based on the poetry of Daphne Gottlieb, that explore the role of gender in the slasher movie. Gottlieb’s poems investigate how the figure of the final girl (who stays alive to kill the killer) and the technology of film create both an opportunity to challenge norms of gender identity as well as a rehearsal of the same old gender scripts. These four performances use stunning visual imagery, engaging physical theatre, and a poetic theatrical aesthetic to ask critical questions about how gender is constructed and deconstructed in popular culture. Admission is by donation at the door. For more information contact Tony Perucci 919-962-4944

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