This workshop explores the role of historical research in shadow theater. SNFPHI awardee Spyros Aggelopoulos discuss with historian Christine Philliou (UC Berkeley) and Columbia faculty their new play Karagiozis in Asia Minor, the outcome of a collaboration with scholars from Turkey and Greece. How might shadow theater become a vehicle for popularizing knowledge on early 20th century identity in Anatolia, the Greek-Turkish War, and the subsequent exchange of populations? How can collaborative work between artists and scholars inspire and inform the form and content of shadow theater?
This event is co-sponsored by the Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies.