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A Guide for the Homesick ; A conversation with Dr. Vincenzo Bollettino from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

10/29/2017 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
2pm

Join Dr. Vincenzo Bollettino, director of the Resilient Communities Program at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, for a talkback about the themes in A Guide for the Homesick after the 2pm performance on Sunday, October 29.

Dr. Bollettino is the director of Resilient Communities Program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Bollettino served for five years as executive director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Dr. Bollettino has 20 years of professional and academic experience in international politics, humanitarian action, civil-military engagement in emergencies, and the security of humanitarian aid workers. He has spent the past 14 years of his career at Harvard University in administration, teaching, and research. Current research focuses on civil military engagement during humanitarian emergencies, the security of humanitarian aid workers, and on the professionalization of the humanitarian aid field. Dr. Bollettino has managed several large training and policy development initiatives related to international humanitarian law, responsibility to protect, and peace building operations and has designed security reporting systems and program evaluations for field security measures in complex emergencies. He has authored several publications related to disaster management and humanitarian assistance and has consulted with numerous international nongovernmental organizations and UN agencies. He has taught courses on research design, peace building, and international politics at the Harvard Extension School. Dr. Bollettino came to Harvard University on a post-doctoral fellowship with the program on non-violent sanctions and cultural survival at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He completed his PhD at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

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About A Guide for the Homesick

On his way home after a year in East Africa, a young aid worker goes back to a shabby Amsterdam hotel room with a fellow American. The two strangers look for redemption from their pasts and confess their shared fear that they betrayed the people who needed them most. A passionate encounter becomes a chance to confront the truth in this new play by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban and directed by Colman Domingo (“Fear the Walking Dead”).

Approximate run time: 75 minutes with no intermission. Please note: This production includes the use of strobe lighting effects.

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Ken Urban“It is incredibly meaningful to me that my play about two friends from Boston will premiere here. The Huntington has supported my work since 2007 and being a part of this season feels like coming home.”— Playwright Ken Urban

 

Colman DomingoKen Urban is one of the most exciting writers and most generous of human beings. The Huntington is a theatre where I've created groundbreaking work with Mary Zimmerman (Journey to the West) and with Lisa Kron (Well). What an exciting time to dive into the deep end of the pool with Ken's latest work A Guide for the Homesick. A home that is built to examine our inner human struggles and global crisis. I am thrilled to be at the helm of this collaboration.— Director Colman Domingo
Peter DuBois“Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban is a rising star in American playwriting. I was enraptured by this play and the deeply romantic, highly political way it explores the connection between East Africa and Boston. Under the seductively theatrical direction of Colman Domingo, this play is a striking exploration of danger and desire.”— Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois

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