Who is Queen Mamata? Playing Purim in South India

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A discussion with Bob Skloot will take place Friday, 2/26 at 2 p.m.

Bob Skloot

Robert Skloot, professor emeritus of theatre and drama at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pictured on Oct. 17, 2013. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Robert Skloot is professor emeritus of Theatre and Drama at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he worked as a teacher, stage director and administrator. He has served as a Fulbright lecturer in Israel, Austria, Chile and the Netherlands. Bob is the author and editor of many books and essays about the theatre of the Holocaust and genocide. His play, If the Whole Body Dies: Raphael Lemkin and the Treaty Against Genocide (2006), has been read around the U.S. and internationally. Today he will talk to you about the Purim play called The Magic Bottu that he wrote and directed in 2010 while a volunteer in Vijayawada, India, for the American Jewish World Service.

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