Director of Diversity and Inclusion Reading Series
The UVA Department of Drama announces the appointment of Assistant Professor (GF) Caitlin McLeod as Director of Diversity and Inclusion with the inaugural presentation of the DDI Reading Series on March 24 at 7:00 pm in the Ruth Caplin Theatre.
Supported by an Arts and Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Grant, the DDI Reading Series will create conversations through readings of high-quality theatrical works, elevating unique and unheard voices.
In the first of four readings, we present Just Like Us, by Karen Zacarías.
Based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book, this documentary-style play follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver—two of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls’ opportunities or lack thereof. When a political firestorm arises, each girl’s future becomes increasingly complicated. Just Like Us poses difficult, yet essential questions about what makes us American.