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Stretch Marks, world premiere.

Oct 15, 2009

Stretch Marks, world premiere. November 19 and 20. 8pm. The University of Texas at Austin, Winship building 2.180.  As part of the Performing Blackness series presented by The Warfield Center for African and African American Studies.

Stretch Marks is written and performed by Angela Kariotis. A one woman show directed by Florinda Bryant. Streeetch Marks is about being born, the circumstances of our birth, what we are born into, and the legacies we inherit. +=!? Remix a fetal heartbeat and bust an amniotic flow.  This is a play that jams not on the ancient Greek philosopher's favorite cerebral cipher, "What is the meaning of life?", but instead politics, "What does it mean to be alive?"

Stretch Marks is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by The Center for African And African American Studies in partnership with Legion Arts and the National Performance Network.  NPN and the NPN Creation Fund is sponsored by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Altria, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: