Oral History Meets Dementia: A Staged Reading of the Play Timothy and Mary
Sep 11, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Columbia University, Faculty House (116th St. bet. Amsterdam and Morningside Dr.), Seminar Room One
This oral history workshop features a staged reading of Sam Robson’s one-act play Timothy and Mary. The play follows two New Yorkers as they review their intersecting lives in the company of an enigmatic third party. It is based on the oral histories of two people Sam interviewed for his Columbia master’s thesis, which comprises a series of short pieces that explore dementia using oral history. After the reading, Sam will discuss the process of creating the play and the ethics and dynamics of interviewing people with dementia.