Arts

There is enough personal and professional intrigue to earn the play’s description as being about “the abuse of power, political expediency, and the masks we wear to carry on as if everything is as it should be.” I think, acutely aware of my privilege as a white cisgender male, the key word here is abuse.

“I like that it’s a lot more than female impersonation now,” Queene said. “I think that if you have your heart committed to a song or a character it’s going to look good. You don’t need to do wig reveals or splits to get people going, you just need to have that energy and spark in you.”

University of Ottawa students filled the Sala San Marco Centre Conference Centre on Feb. 27 for a night showcasing cultural and artistic displays from the black community. This year’s theme, “Surviving Violence,” was punctuated by a keynote address by Keke Palmer on her experiences as a black woman.

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