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.