Transgender artist and educator Rebecca Kling will lead a special two-part event titled “Uncovering the Mirrors” on Wednesday, April 10, which will include both a workshop and a multidisciplinary performance.
The workshop will begin at 2 p.m. in Emerson 003, with the performance to follow at 7 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the L. Thomas Melly Academic Center, contiguous to the Warren Hunting Smith Library. The event is open to the public and there will be a reception held after the performance.
As an artist and educator, Kling explores gender and identity through her acclaimed solo pieces and educational workshops. Her performances incorporate conversational storytelling, personal narrative, humor, movement, video projection, as well as other captivating elements. She takes the position that sharing an accessible queer narrative with a wide audience is a form of activism, and that understanding combats bigotry.
“I believe that events such as Rebecca Kling’s performance will assist the Colleges in edging closer to the ideal inclusive community in which we all aim to flourish,” says Director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs Alejandra Molina.
Kling’s on-campus appearance is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Intercultural Affairs, the William Smith and Hobart deans offices, and the Office of the President.
Kling has appeared in nine states and at over a dozen festivals, and her unique style and background as an educator have drawn her praise from The Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, NUVO Indianapolis, the Coyote Chronicle, and in other publications. She is the author of “No Gender Left Behind,” as well as blogs, including “The Thang Blog.”
For more information about Kling, visit http://www.rebeccakling.com/.