HEAR WORD! Act II

HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True, A.R.T. Production. Photo: Gretjen Helene Photography

Engage with HEAR WORD! through post-performance conversations with cast members, scholars, creative team members, and additional guests.

These discussions are free and open to ticket-holders of any HEAR WORD! performance, subject to availability. Recordings of past discussions will be available on this page. For more information, please contact Ticket Services. Schedule subject to change

Speaker Series

February 1, 7:30PM
Conversation with Ifeoma Fafunwa, Director of HEAR WORD!; Jacob K. Olupona, Professor of African Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity School; and Susan Cook, Executive Director, Cambridge Office, Harvard University Center for African Studies.

February 3, 2PM
Conversation with Joke Silva (Ensemble, HEAR WORD!)

February 4, 2PM
Conversation with Uzodinma Iweala, author, Speak No Evil, Our Kind of People, Beasts of No Nation; Editor-in-Chief, Ventures Africa and Ifeoma Fafunwa, Director of HEAR WORD!

February 6, 7:30PM
Conversation with Ufuoma McDermott (Ensemble, HEAR WORD!)

February 7, 7:30PM
Conversation with Ayodeji Ogunnaike, Doctoral Student, Harvard University Department of African and African American Studies.

February 8, 7:30PM
Conversation with Caroline Elkins, Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University and Ifeoma Fafunwa, Director of HEAR WORD!

February 9, 7:30PM
Conversation with Ifeoma Fafunwa, Director of HEAR WORD!, and Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Director of Culture Change & Social Justice Initiatives at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

February 10, 2PM
Conversation with Daniel Jordan Smith, Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence; Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Brown University. Moderated by Susan Cook, Executive Director, Cambridge Office, Harvard University Center for African Studies.

Don't Miss

HEAR WORD! WOC SUPPORT CIRCLE
Join a conversation for women of color after seeing HEAR WORD!.
February 5, 6:30PM, Loeb Drama Center
February 12, 6:30PM, Dudley Square

Ifeoma Fafunwa, creative director and founder of iOpenEye and director of HEAR WORD!, invites the world to think critically about gender inequality, and she encourages us through her empowering and informative show to come together in conversation, refuse to accept the status quo, and take control of our own destinies. Host Destiny Polk, A.R.T.'s Community Programs Assistant and founder of art-activist platform Radical Black Girl, will create a space where women of color who see HEAR WORD! can gather to have deeper conversation about the issues brought up in the play, while also receiving support and accountability for moving towards change within our communities.
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