Created Equal Film & Arts Series

Race, Place and the Barbershop - Community Dialogue

Join us for a community dialogue with Nigerian born, UK-based poet, performer, cross art form practitioner, and writer of the critically acclaimed play "Barber Shop Chronicles," Inua Ellams. Discuss the function and ritual of barber shops in local and global communities, and explore the intersection of race and place with Ellams and local artists and scholars.

Free  |  Open to the Public  |  Light Refreshments
Participants can purchase discounted tickets for the "Barber Shop Chronicles' " U.S. premiere ASU Gammage.

 About the show:

One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.

Newsroom, political platform, local hot spot, confession box, preacher pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. This dynamic new play leaps from a barber shop in London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling. Written by Inua Ellams.
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Location: Beus Center for Law and Society

ASU Downtown Phoenix 
Beus Center for Law and Society, rm 140
111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix


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Barber Shop Chronicles
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

ASU Downtown Phoenix
Beus Center for Law and Society, room 140
111 E Taylor St, Phoenix