Act One: "Ghostly Women of Chicago"

PAUL: Joonna will relate how using a discipline in which memoria is still alive (theatre studies), students are able to create counter-cultural memories at a small rural college. Working against the inherited gendered repressions of their culture, her students were able to "haunt back" against negative views about women by taking on the personas of empowered Chicago female artists.

JOONNA: By writing and performing monologues, becoming these women for a time in the invitational darkness of the theatre, they formed new memories, appropriating the ghosts of the past and important earlier struggles as their own.