Context & Conversation: “Who’s There?”
Co-presented with Providence Public Library
Community Partner: Sophia Academy
Inspired by Tanya Saracho’s Fade, on stage at Trinity Rep December 5, 2019 through January 5, 2020.
At every encounter with a new person we are looking for cues to tell us who’s there. How do we analyze features, clothing, build, coloring, accent, mannerisms – and what assumptions do we make from those? And is the other person focused on the same cues when meeting us? Do they interpret what they see as we would? Can they see past what we want to present to what we hope no one might notice? Can either of us trust our judgement? Or do first impressions always tell us more about ourselves than the other person? Join artist Josephine Devanbu of “Look At Art. Get Paid.” and others for a conversation about learning to doubt our eyes and ears, if only momentarily, in order to better see and hear the world around us.