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Context & Conversation is co-produced and co-presented by Trinity Repertory Company and Providence Public Library along and community partners specially chosen for each production.
Most families include ghosts – of those no longer alive, but also of those dreamed of but never born, born but never acknowledged, of those gone one day without explanation. Attitudes and practices around fertility, birth, family structure, adoption, and parenting have changed rapidly over the past several decades, reflecting evolving ideas about the status of women, reproductive rights, medical breakthroughs, identity within a multicultural society, and privacy rights, and supported by technologies that make tracing a missing person – or just a person that you miss – seem almost as easy as ordering takeout. Join us for a conversation with artists, scholars, and community practitioners whose work acknowledges these parallel presences, and illuminates our ambivalence about the powerful roles they play in our lives.
Poet, writer, and visual artist Mary-Kim Arnold
Brown University Professor of Anthropology Jessaca Leinaweaver
Writer and educator Bev Wright
Swearer Center Program Manager for Faculty Engagement and Research Jesús J. Hernández
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