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Lecture Gender and Sexuality in Curaçaoan Theatre: The Work of Felix de Rooy

  • Universiteitstheater Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16 Amsterdam Nederland (map)

The Department of Theatre Studies and the NWO-funded project 'Cultural Practices of Citizenship under conditions of Fragmented Sovereignty: Gendered and Sexual Citizenship in Curaçao and Bonaire' are honoured to organise the lecture 'Gender and Sexuality in Curaçaoan Theatre: The Work of Felix de Rooy'.

Poet, writer, dramatist, filmmaker, director and curator Felix de Rooy was awarded de Cola Debrot Award (1979), was a member of the Dutch Council for Culture (1990 till 1992), appointed Member in the Order of Orange-Nassau (2000) and recently was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award (2017) for his oeuvre.

In this lecture, Felix de Rooy will be talking about his earlier works that explicitly thematise sexuality and gender.

A panel will conclude the lecture with Prof. Gloria Wekker, Prof. Kati Röttger, Dr. Sruti Bala and Wigbertson Julian Isenia.