Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7 p.m.
Critically acclaimed performance by E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. A scholar, artist, and activist, Johnson has performed nationally and internationally and has published widely in the area of race, gender, sexuality and performance.
In 2010, he was awarded the Leslie Irene Coger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Performance by the National Communication Association, the Randy Majors Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to LGBT Scholarship in Communication, and inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. He received the Rene Castillo Otto Award for Political Theater in 2014.
Pouring Tea is based on Johnson's oral histories of black men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. A Q&A with Johnson will follow his performance.