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"Re:Definition" by NSangou Njikam (JAGFest 2.0)

  • Briggs Opera House 5 South Main Street Hanover, NH, 05001 United States (map)

JAGFest is a performing arts festival put on by Jarvis Green's production company, JAG Productions. The festival features new works that celebrate the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists. Each performance features a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, directors and Dartmouth scholars.

After feeling like an outsider during the West Indian Day Parade, Glenn is determined to find his cultural roots.  When he receives the results of an African Ancestry DNA test, he feels he must now become "a for real African." But how? Soon, we follow him on an Ancestral journey has he attempts to discover what it takes to truly connect to your roots. Using Hip Hop Theatre and West African performance conventions, NSangou Njikam explores what it means to define yourself for yourself...and what self-definition actually costs. Can Glenn be a "for real African" or will he always be "just Black"?

Cost: $15 single ticket; $50 for weekend pass (access to all presentations)

Contact: JAG Productions

Earlier Event: February 11
It's Criminal: Film Screening
Later Event: February 12
Jennifer Tseng