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History Café: Performing the Past: Reenacting History through Theater

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Historic theater and performance are experiencing a renaissance, in part due to musicals like Hamilton. This MOHAI History Café panel discussion brings together Zola Mumford, Reference and Instruction Librarian; Tyrone Brown, Artistic Director of Brownbox Theater; and Jane Kaplan, Artistic Director and Owner of Jewelbox Theater to take a closer look at how history impacts theater and performance in Seattle.

Our panelists will discuss the scholarly and creative processes involved, the significant role of architecture and authenticity of space, and the contemporary cultural and societal importance of performance.

A limited number of FM system and neck loop Assistive Listening Devices are available for this program. To reserve an ALS, please contact the Public Programs Department at

Location: MOHAI, South Lake Cafe

Cost: Free

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