Languages constantly evolve and reflect cultural practices. They are a fluid reflection of the passage of time, influenced by many factors, including age, class, and gender. “Plays with Words” provides an opportunity to examine and enjoy the role of gender within the comedic landscape and is part of the conference "Ways with Words: Exploring Language and Gender"—an exploration of the state of language in today's society as it relates to, mirrors, and affects perceptions of gender.
Join us for a performance of and discussion about comedy, language, and gender with:
- Moderator Robin Young, cohost, Here & Now, WBUR and National Public Radio
- Aparna Nancherla, stand-up comedian
- Glenda Carpio, professor of English and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
- Performers from ImprovBoston