Natsu Onoda PowerNatsu Onoda Power will give the Scholars’ Convocation Lecture at Grinnell College on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Her lecture — “Questioning the Racial Question: ‘Asian Face’ in Manga, Theater Auditions and Other Unlikely Places" — is free and open to the public. It will begin at 11 a.m. in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101.

Power is an associate professor of theater and performance studies at Georgetown University, where she also serves as the artistic director of Royden B. Davis Performing Arts Center. Her recent credits for original plays/adaptations include The Lathe of Heaven (Spooky Action Theatre, Washington, D.C.), Alice in Wonderland (National Players, Olney, Maryland), The T Party (Forum Theatre Company One Theatre, Boston), A Trip to the Moon (Synetic Theatre, Arlington, Virginia), and Astro Boy and the God of Comics (Studio Theatre 2nd Stage; Company One, Boston).

Power holds a doctorate in performance studies from Northwestern University and is author of God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga. She has directed productions at Baltimore CenterStage, Studio Theatre, Mosaic Theater, and Theatre J, Adventure Theatre.  At Georgetown University, she has directed Wind Me Up, Maria! A Go-Go Musical, War with the Newts, and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, among others.

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