Title

Two Halves Do Not A Whole Make: The Silent Voices of Bicultural America

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Presentation

Abstract

Currently, there is a lack of understanding in the Western artistic and theatrical canon when it comes to multiculturalism-- and in the globalized society of today, that is no longer acceptable. This project is an exploration into how art can be used to give a voice to the bicultural youth of today. Using my own personal experience growing up as an Asian-American/Indigenous Person, as well as research into post-colonialist and applied theatre, I have created a short performance and presentation exploring how and where race, culture, and society intersect to form a specific bicultural identity. The performance will include folk music and already published text. Through this work, I hope to set a small precedent for other students struggling with identity formation, and a greater understanding of how art can be used to deconstruct cultural pressures.

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Visual and Performing Arts (including Creative Writing)

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Two Halves Do Not A Whole Make: The Silent Voices of Bicultural America

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Currently, there is a lack of understanding in the Western artistic and theatrical canon when it comes to multiculturalism-- and in the globalized society of today, that is no longer acceptable. This project is an exploration into how art can be used to give a voice to the bicultural youth of today. Using my own personal experience growing up as an Asian-American/Indigenous Person, as well as research into post-colonialist and applied theatre, I have created a short performance and presentation exploring how and where race, culture, and society intersect to form a specific bicultural identity. The performance will include folk music and already published text. Through this work, I hope to set a small precedent for other students struggling with identity formation, and a greater understanding of how art can be used to deconstruct cultural pressures.