Haiti, 1964. Francois Papa Doc Duvalier’s repressive regime has forced once-successful artist Edwin into hiding, turning him into a walking ghost. When Edwin finds a young man building a boat to escape to America, and persuades him to pose for a painting, he finally feels alive again. But with cries for revolution resounding through the nation and the regime’s death squads on the prowl, no one’s life is safe. Sometimes trying to dream and survive forces impossible choices.
This staged reading was organized through Prof. Matt Huff of the Department of Theatre. Matt Huff is a director, actor and teacher based in Atlanta. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Theatre at Oglethorpe University. Directing highlights include the world-premiere of Pollywog at Mildred’s Umbrella, Thom Pain (based on nothing)at Nova ArtsProject (both in Houston, TX), Based on a Totally True Story at Actor’s Express, and The Skin of Our Teeth at Theatre Emory. Matt Huff received his MFA in directing from the University of Texas at Austin and his BA in Theatre and Religion from Emory University.
This performance will be held in OUMA which is on the 3rd floor of Lowry Hall, above the Philip Weltner Library. Free for OUMA Members or with a Petrel Pass. Free for Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff of OU. General admission: $10. This event is part of the campus-wide celebration, Hispaniola: A Celebration of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The exhibition Hispaniola is on view in OUMA from September 30 through December 17, 2017