Courses

Arts in the Invisible City: Race, Policy, Performance

A so-called invisible city, Trenton is one of the poorest parts of the state, but intimately connected to Princeton. Examining the historical and contemporary racisms that have shaped Trenton, we will hear from activists, policy makers, artistic directors, politicians, and artists. Readings include texts about urban invisibility, race, community theater, and public arts policy. The course will follow the development of a new play by Trenton’s Passage Theater, about a community-organized sculpture that was removed over “concerns” about “gang” culture. Students will conduct field interviews and work alongside dramatists and playwrights.

 

Faculty

NEWS + LINKS

Passage Theatre To Host Closed Reading Of ‘The OK Trenton Project’ On February 12” | New Jersey Stage, January 26, 2021

Spring Course Explores Racism and Trenton’s Art Scene” | Princeton University Humanities Council, January 15, 2021

Sections

S01

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:20 PM

M99

TBA

Instructor(s)

Nathan Davis