UNC School of the Arts: "Mother Tongue" A Devised Theater Production

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( Thu., Mar. 31, 2022 - Sat., Apr. 9, 2022 )

Gerald Freedman Theatre, Performance Place, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127


“To know a person is to hear them speak and to look at their trash. And thus, ‘Mother Tongue’ is born.” The first UNCSA devised theater production conceived and directed by a student, “Mother Tongue” was inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” and interviews with Brazilian waste pickers.

This new theatrical experience will be filled with music, language and things we throw away. In times of accumulation of waste, “Mother Tongue” asks us to look at our trash and listen to the essential workers living off it. The work is Marina Zurita’s fourth-year directing thesis.

Director’s note: recommended for mature audiences.


In-person event. 


$15 - $20

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  • Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, April 8, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM