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September 25, 2006

A Performance by Coco Fusco

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Women and Power in the New America

A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN: Women and Power in the New America, a performance by Coco Fusco :: Presented by PS 122 in conjunction with Creative Time :: September 28 - October 1 :: Thursday - Saturday 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 5:00 p.m. :: Tickets: $20, Students: $15 :: To purchase tickets call: 212 352 3103 or go to www.theatermania.com.

A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN is Fusco’s performance monologue about the expanding role of American women in the War on Terror. She speaks as a female graduate of interrogator training school. Using power-point and simulated live feed video from actual interrogations, Fusco gives a briefing about how a career in military intelligence offers great opportunities to emancipated women of the 21st century. Her performance explores how the current administration’s rationalizations of detention and prisoner abuse have led to a reconsideration of the possible legitimacy of torture. Fusco also raises questions about feminism in the 21st century and the ways that political conservatives have appropriated the language of women’s liberation.

Posted by jo at September 25, 2006 11:28 AM

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