Cieri invited speaker at Ohio State symposium

On Thursday, September 4, Marie Cieri (Lecturer, HPSS) delivered an invited, work-in-progress presentation.

“My Sicilian Grandmother” was presented at The Ohio State University, Columbus, for a symposium titled “Blurring Boundaries without Burning Bridges: Italian Contemporary Performance, the Theatre of Emma Dante, and Beyond.” The symposium was organized in conjunction with performances at the university of the critically acclaimed “Operetta Burlesque” by experimental, political theater creator/director Emma Dante’s Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale, based in Palermo, Sicily, during its first visit to North America.

Cieri intends to develop her presentation into a performance about her paternal grandmother, Antonina LoBello (born on an almond farm in Ciminno, Sicily, in 1884, died in Union City, NJ, in 1976), and some of the social, cultural, economic and spatial forces that impacted her life and the lives of her extended family both in Sicily and the US over her 92-year life span.

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