We are thrilled to welcome Aimee Suzara to U.C. Berkeley on March 11 for a reading of her play A History of the Body.
A History of the Body explores the powerful effects of culture, history and media on our attitudes towards skin color, facial features and female beauty. This one is not to be missed!
Aimee is a Filipino-American poet, playwright, and performer whose mission is to create poetic and theatrical work about race, gender, and the body to provoke dialogue and social change. Suzara has graced stages nationally, from Florida to Washington with her dynamic spoken word. Her debut poetry book, SOUVENIR (WordTech Editions 2014) was lauded as “a powerful meditation on history and the legacies of race, family and identity,” (David Mura), and her poems appear in numerous collections, including Phat’itude and Kartika Review. Her performance work has been supported by YBCAway Award, National Endowment for the Arts, East Bay Community Foundation commission; selected for the One Minute Play Festival, Playground, APAture, and Utah Arts Festival; and staged at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, CounterPULSE, and others. Luis J Rodriguez has said, “Aimee Suzara is a deep chronicler of our hopes, dreams, pains, and future. We need these poems more than ever.”
This reading will be directed by Takeo Rivera and will feature a Q&A with Prof. Estella Habal from San José State.