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Guest Scholar, Dr. Ericka Hughes, presents "Staging the Holocaust"

Date and Time

Friday, October 12, 2012
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • PAC Room 1506


The Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies*, GVSU’s School of Communications and the Honors College present:    “Staging the Holocaust: Three Approaches –  Holocaust Performances for Young Audiences in Germany, Israel, and the United States”
A public lecture by guest scholar, Dr. Erika Hughes
 Friday, October 12, 2012    3:00-5:00PM
 Performing Arts Center (GVSU’s Allendale campus), Room 1506
 Free and Open to the Public

Dr. Erika Hughes is an assistant professor in the School of Theatre and Film at Arizona State University, where she teaches in the Theatre for Youth program. Her research interests include the theatre of the Holocaust, German drama and dance, and European political theatre for young audiences. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 2009. She has held fellowships at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Technische Universität Berlin, and the Universität Bonn. Her articles and reviews have been published in Youth Theatre Journal, the Journal of European Studies, the Brecht Yearbook, and Theatre Journal, as well as a number of edited volumes. As a director, her work has been seen on stages in the United States, Germany, and Israel. Dr. Hughes will be working directly with GVSU Honors College students on their Holocaust studies in order help GVSU students facilitate projects with high school students in the Grand Rapids community. Her international perspectives, research interests, and professional production experience will enhance and enrich student understandings of performance and the Holocaust. Please direct any questions about this brief residency to Dr. Alli Metz, Assistant Professor of Theatre Education, School of Communications,
* Dr. Hughes's presentation and residency is made possible by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by the generosity of the Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Arlyn S. and Stephen H. Cypen


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