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Artists and Thinkers: Stewing with Zora Howard
May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hermitage Artist Retreat presents the second in their Artists and Thinkers series, “Stewing with Zora Howard.” In Pulitzer Prize finalist and Hermitage Fellow Zora Howard’s STEW, it’s too hot and too early for all the drama. As the generations of Tucker women convene in the kitchen to prepare a meal for a large gathering later that day, it begins to emerge that “the secrets we keep from our mothers eventually become the secrets we keep from ourselves.”
Presented virtually, Hermitage Programs Director and theater scholar James Monaghan is joined by Zora Howard to explore the cultural and historical elements of the play, including how food and its preparation contain generational memory and how the historical and economic trends shaped the societal role of the Tucker family. Zora Howard is a Harlem-bred writer and performer. Howard’s STEW was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and a Drama League nominee for Outstanding Play.
This program is presented on Zoom. Registration is required with a $5/household fee. Registered attendees will receive a link to join the program 24 hours prior to the start time.
Funding for this series of reading and discussions are provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
May 31 @ 6:30 pm -
May 31 @ 7:30 pm