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Bodies and Borders: a Conversation Btwn Dr. Letty Garcia and Madeline Sayet

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Please join UCSB's Early Modern Center for a special event featuring Dr. Letty Garcia and Madeline Sayet.

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Letty García is the UC President's Postdoctoral Scholar in English at UC Santa Barbara. She researches and writes about Shakespeare, critical race theory, pedagogy, cultural practice and production, performance theory, and Chicanx Theatre. Letty is an arts advocate, dramaturge and community oriented educator. Before coming to UC Santa Barbara, Letty was a lecturer in the Humanities Core Program at UC Irvine and with the School of Theater Arts at Cal State San Marcos. Letty's recent theatrical and academic work has been supported and featured by the San Diego Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles Shakespeare Center, Boston Latino International Film Festival, The Society for Renaissance Study, and most recently with the San Diego Shakespeare Society. Letty's forthcoming work will be featured by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare, and Digital Theatre+. In addition to her writing and research, Letty is currently working on a new project dedicated to supporting DREAM scholars and undocumented students and educators in higher education. Letty grew up en la frontera in the Imperial Valley and is a proud first-gen Mexicana in higher education.

Madeline Sayet is a citizen of the Mohegan Tribe and the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP). For her work as a director, writer, and performer she has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, National Directing Fellow, Drama League Director-In-Residence, NCAIED Native American 40 Under 40, and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. She is known throughout the field for her work promoting indigenous voices and decolonizing systems. Her solo performance piece Where We Belong premiered at Shakespeare's Globe, and will have its US Premiere in DC as part of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's coming season. Recent directing work includes: A Tlingit Christmas Carol (Perseverance Theatre), Staged at Home: a Virtual Benefit Concert (Long Wharf Theatre), Midsummer Night's Dream (South Dakota Shakespeare), Henry IV (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Whale Song (Perseverance Theatre), She Kills Monsters (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), As You Like It (Delaware Shakespeare), The Winter’s Tale (Amerinda/HERE Arts), Poppea (Krannert Center, Illinois), The Magic Flute (Glimmerglass), Macbeth (NYC Parks), Miss Lead (59e59). www.madelinesayet.com

This event is co-sponsored with American Cultures and Global Contexts Center, the Hemispheric South(s) Center, and American Indian and Indigenous Collective.

Please contact the EMC fellow, Anita Raychawdhuri, at araychawdhuri@ucsb.edu with any questions.

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