May 24, 2019

Fish Fry: Comedy, Opera, and a Secret Recipe with presentation and discussion with Prof. Janet Gilmore

In Fish Fry: Illuminating & Expressing Wisconsin Traditions Through the Humanities & Theater, TAPIT/new works will use Humanities-based analysis, collective discussion and theater performance to explore the unique Wisconsin culinary and cultural phenomenon of the fish fry. Humanities expert Janet Gilmore will provide key background on fishing folklore, fishing communities and the fish fry as a folk, cultural phenomenon that reveals Wisconsin's history, geography, social and occupational makeup. This information will help shape the development of new theater production bringing these issues to life. Outreach sessions and post performance discussions designed and facilitated by Dr. Gilmore will engage the general public in discussion and deepen participants' collective knowledge of the many inter-related aspects of the fish fry phenomenon. This project will promote lively conversation, encourage curiosity about Wisconsin history and traditions and increase appreciation for the humanities.

TAPIT/new works, Inc.
1957 Winnebago St
Madison WI, 53704-5338

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