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My Barbarian: The Mother and Other Plays
Three people that make up the collective My Barbarian are performing theatre against a silver background.

November 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm

Jacobs Hall



Join us on Free Third Thursday, November 16 for My Barbarian, a collective consisting of Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade, who will perform a staged reading of The Mother and Other Plays,  previously presented at the Whitney Biennial 2014, among other venues nationally.

This live adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother (first performed in 1932), includes original musical numbers and improvised content, and also maintains the Brechtian concept of the Lehrstück, or learning-play, by inviting audience members to participate in select scenes.

A play about the revolutionary potential of motherhood, My Barbarian's The Mother and Other Plays offers audiences a theatrical, and critical, performance experience. 

Refreshments will be available for purchase from The Kitchen.

***Reserved tickets for this event are sold out, but tickets will be offered on stand-by (if available) on the day of.***

About My Barbarian

My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade) is a collective whose theatrical work often references the legacies of California’s countercultural era , drawing on a multitude of sources to establish the richness of matrilineal creative inheritance. Two of the collective’s members, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, are faculty in the University of California, San Diego’s Department of Visual Arts.

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