Communication Studies

The (M)others & an Oral History Workshop

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Experimental Theatre in the Soraya
The (M)others play flyer


The (M)others explores the stories of four women brought together by the unimaginable experience of losing a loved one at the hands of police. This documentary performance weaves together their interviews to explore the traumatic effect of the event on their lives.

The words spoken in The (M)others are verbatim excerpts from interviews conducted by Nikki Yeboah with Bay-Area mothers who have lost loved ones at the hands of police. Through their stories, we get closer to understanding the toll police violence takes on families. These are the narratives of those who are left to put back the pieces after their loved ones are gone.

The performance will follow an Oral History Workshop for students and community members, led by Oakland-based artist and scholar, Nikki Yeboah.

Performance Date: 
Friday, Nov 2 at 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Doors open 30 min. before performance

Experimental Theatre in the Soraya

Oral History Workshop

Students and community members interested in interview techniquescreative writing,documentary performance and filmmakingdevised theatrepublic policy, and arts-based activism will find this workshop transformational! 

To secure a seat at the Oral History Workshop: RSVP by Nov. 1st to
(dinner will be provided for all workshop participants)

Friday, Nov. 2nd from 2 pm - 5 pm

Experimental Theatre in the Soraya