Share this

UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education to present 'Necessary Targets'

March 20, 2014
Contact: 

Stephen Gaies, director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, 319-273-3870, stephen.gaies@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education will sponsor two reading performances of "Necessary Targets," a play by Eve Ensler. The performances will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, at the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall, and Tuesday, April 8, at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in the Grout Museum District in Waterloo. The performances are directed by Jade Horning, UNI graduate student in communication studies.

"Necessary Targets" is set in the aftermath of the Bosnian conflict. An American therapist and writer visit a Bosnian refugee camp to help female survivors cope with the trauma of sexual violence and genocide. The performance raises questions about the ownership of these stories, as well as the ethics of telling and documenting them. A brief discussion will follow the reading.

Both readings are free and open to the public; however, the show is intended for mature audiences only. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for the April 1 reading at the Interpreters Theatre. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the April 8 reading at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum to allow audience members to explore the exhibit "Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide" before the performance. The exhibit is free of charge for those attending the reading.

For more information, contact Stephen Gaies, director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, at 319-273-3870 or gaies@uni.edu