Drama & Theatre Arts Alumna Receives Fulbright Award to Study Theatre in Brazil

Drama & Theatre Arts alumna Rebecca Clark (CC '13) has been awarded a 2015–16 Fulbright U.S. Student grant to perform research in Brazil. Her project, "Race in Brazilian Theatrical Productions of the Western Canon," is concerned with intersections of race and performance, particularly in productions of Shakespeare in Brazil. She is interested in how the topics of translation, colonialism, and colorblind casting affect the performers and audience, exploring the notion of the universality of Shakespeare's work. She plans to focus the first half of her project researching the local theatre scene and various theatre companies in Rio de Janeiro, and the second half on implementing her own theatrical project.

(Photo courtesy of Rebecca Clark.)