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A Guide for the Homesick  Humanities Forum

10/15/2017 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
2pm

Explore the context and significance of A Guide for the Homesick with Dr. Stephanie Kayden from Brigham and Women’s Hospital following the 2pm performance on October 15.

Dr. Stephanie Kayden is the chief of the division of international emergency medicine and humanitarian programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an instructor in emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School. As director of the Humanitarian Studies Initiative at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, she trains graduate level students as well as working professionals in global health and humanitarian work. She serves on the editorial board for the American Medical Association’s Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. Dr. Kayden received her undergraduate degree in philosophy from Harvard University and her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She completed residency training in emergency medicine at Yale University, then a fellowship in international emergency medicine at Harvard University. She has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kayden helped develop emergency medical care in Bhutan, Fiji, Nepal, Japan, Germany, Serbia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, and Israel and the Palestinian Territories. She provided disaster relief to survivors of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan, helped rebuild health systems for Burundian refugees in Tanzania, led a team to improve rural public health in Uganda, and published research on the effects of conflict on health in Liberia. She has taught health and human rights issues in more than a dozen countries. In 2010, Dr. Kayden helped establish a field hospital for survivors of the earthquake in Haiti.

 

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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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The Huntington Theatre Company strives to be accessible to everyone, and therefore, we try to offer pricing that works for each individual. A limited number of great orchestra seats are available in every performance for just $25, no strings attached. All other pricing is based upon demand and is subject to change, so book early for the best locations and value.



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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