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“Es Nuestro”/”It’s Ours”: Engaging Diverse Child Audiences

Date: 
April 18, 2013 - 3:30 PM
Location: 
Black Box Theater, Robinson Hall

The Department of Theatre and the School of Education co-present Es Nuestro/It’s Ours, a colloquium in support of the UNC Charlotte Theatre Department’s production of Mamá Goose—a new bilingual Spanish/English play with movement, dance, and music for audiences ages 3 – 7. In the spirit of cross disciplinary collaboration that has defined this project, Es Nuestro/It’s Ours, draws from a breadth of scholarly expertise and artistic creation from the UNC Charlotte campus and beyond. Please join panel host Spencer Salas, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, for a lively discussion on the subject of engaging diverse child audiences.

Guests will include:

Alma Flor Ada & Isabel Campoy: authors of the source book for our play, Mamá Goose: a Latino Nursey Treasury.
Andrew James Hartley, author of the Darwen Arkwright series for middle grades readers, and Robinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies at UNC Charlotte.
Beth Murray, co-author and director of Mamá Goose, and Assistant Professor of Theatre Education at UNC Charlotte.
Donna Dragon, movement director for Mamá Goose, Dance Education Coordinator at UNC Charlotte, author of the forthcoming U.S. Higher Education Dance Pedagogy: A History of Theory and Practice, 1850s-2010 from Cambria Press.
Irania Patterson, co-author of Mamá Goose, an award-winning author of bilingual children’s books, multicultural children’s specialist for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and Artistic Director of the musical group, Criss Cross Mangosauce.
Paula Connolly, Associate Professor of English at UNC Charlotte where she teaches courses in Children’s and Young Adult Literature