Theatre & Performance Reading Group Branden Jacobs-Jenkins in Conversation with Dr Sos Eltis

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Award-winning American playwright, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, will discuss his play, An Octoroon (2014), with the University of Oxford’s nineteenth-century theatre specialist Dr Sos Eltis. An Octoroon, which The New York Times called ‘this decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race’, won the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play and was cited as grounds for Jacob-Jenkins being named as a MacArthur Fellow in 2016. It transfers to the National Theatre on 7th June after an acclaimed run at the Orange Tree Theatre, directed by Ned Bennett.

This one-off conversation and Q&A event is a unique opportunity to hear Branden Jacobs-Jenkins talk about his work. The event is open to all and the lecture theatre is fully accessible. Please reserve your place via Eventbrite: 

Supported by TORCH Theatre & Performance Network and the King’s Hall Trust for the Arts; in association with Oxford University Dramatic Society.


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Audience: Open to all