Spring 2017 Anschutz Lecture: Katie Pearl

Mar 28, 2017, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Chancellor Green Rotunda



Event Description

Does an American community actually exist? If so, who is out there in it?

Five years ago, award-winning theater artist and Anschutz Distinguished Fellow Katie Pearl was thinking about what it meant to be an American.

She, along with her experimental theater company PearlDamour, decided to find out.  They left the big cities where they lived and worked and began visiting five small towns named Milton. Chosen according to size, location, demographics, and industry, these five Miltons stretch over, up and across the United States forming an earthbound constellation.

In this interactive talk, Katie invites us to discover the story of the Milton Constellation. The constellations we see at night are imaginary entities, constructed to give meaning and order to the vastness of the night sky. They provide us with direction and make immensity graspable. How might the Milton Constellation guide us all through the vast landscape of “being American”?  Join us and find out.

Program in American Studies