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Black Arts Matter Festival: Body Politics

Theater
Saturday, March 26
2 pm
Cost: $10-$15 | Ticket Policies: See below for cost details.
See the debut performance of "Full of Herself" by BAM Founder and Artistic Director, Shasparay, followed by a panel discussion.

Presented as part of the third annual Black Arts Matter Festival, Body Politics features the debut performance of "Full of Herself" by Black Arts Matter Festival Founder and Artistic Director, Shasparay. "Full of Herself" is a one-person show or choreopoem that is centered on themes of the body, self-image, and identity. The interdisciplinary work uses spoken word, comedy, and movement to tell Shasparay's story as it relates to living and loving in a fat body. "Full of Herself" discusses relationships, self-love, and even self-hate as she interacts with societal and internalized fatphobia.

Following the performance, Shasparay will participate in a talkback and panel discussion led by Dr. Sami Schalk, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Select artists and experts will have a meaningful discussion about body policing and other themes related to the performance, and the audience will have the opportunity to ask Shasparay questions about her work.

Please note: this performance is intended for mature, adult audiences.

Single tickets available for purchase now.

  • RUSH TICKETS: $5 (available after 5 PM on 3/25/22)
  • General Admission $15
  • Members/Faculty/Staff $13
  • UW-Madison Students $10

Meet the Panelists

2021 headshot Dr Sami Schalk 200x200Dr. Sami Schalk, Moderator

Sami Schalk is an associate professor of Gender & Women's Studies. Her research focuses on race, gender, and disability in contemporary American literature and culture. She is the author of Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction (Duke UP 2018) and the forthcoming Black Disability Politics (Duke UP Fall 20220.

 

 

  • Dana Pellebon
  • Kelsey Daniels
  • Ciara Hart
  • Shasparay

More Black Arts Matter Festival Events:

Black Arts Matter Festival: Poetry Slam

  • Poetry Slam - Prelims | Wednesday, March 23
  • Poetry Slam - Semi-Finals | Thursday, March 24
  • Poetry Slam - Finals | Friday, March 25
  • Body Politics | Saturday, March 26

LEARN MORE

Black Arts Matter Festival: CHIKA
Free event!
Saturday, March 26
Shannon Hall
8:00 PM

LEARN MORE

 

Click here for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19-related health and safety protocols.

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THEATER SEASON

Presented as part of the third annual Black Arts Matter Festival, Body Politics features the debut performance of "Full of Herself" by Black Arts Matter Festival Founder and Artistic Director, Shasparay. "Full of Herself" is a one-person show or choreopoem that is centered on themes of the body, self-image, and identity. The interdisciplinary work uses spoken word, comedy, and movement to tell Shasparay's story as it relates to living and loving in a fat body. "Full of Herself" discusses relationships, self-love, and even self-hate as she interacts with societal and internalized fatphobia.

Following the performance, Shasparay will participate in a talkback and panel discussion led by Dr. Sami Schalk, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Select artists and experts will have a meaningful discussion about body policing and other themes related to the performance, and the audience will have the opportunity to ask Shasparay questions about her work.

Please note: this performance is intended for mature, adult audiences.

Single tickets available for purchase now.

  • RUSH TICKETS: $5 (available after 5 PM on 3/25/22)
  • General Admission $15
  • Members/Faculty/Staff $13
  • UW-Madison Students $10

Meet the Panelists

2021 headshot Dr Sami Schalk 200x200Dr. Sami Schalk, Moderator

Sami Schalk is an associate professor of Gender & Women's Studies. Her research focuses on race, gender, and disability in contemporary American literature and culture. She is the author of Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction (Duke UP 2018) and the forthcoming Black Disability Politics (Duke UP Fall 20220.

 

 

  • Dana Pellebon
  • Kelsey Daniels
  • Ciara Hart
  • Shasparay

More Black Arts Matter Festival Events:

Black Arts Matter Festival: Poetry Slam

  • Poetry Slam - Prelims | Wednesday, March 23
  • Poetry Slam - Semi-Finals | Thursday, March 24
  • Poetry Slam - Finals | Friday, March 25
  • Body Politics | Saturday, March 26

LEARN MORE

Black Arts Matter Festival: CHIKA
Free event!
Saturday, March 26
Shannon Hall
8:00 PM

LEARN MORE

 

Click here for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19-related health and safety protocols.

Event Categories

THEATER SEASON

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