HUM 352 / ENG 252 / URB 352 / THR 350

Arts in the Invisible City: Race, Policy, Performance

Nathan Alan Davis and Donald Vance Smith

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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.

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