Grants: Grantee

Seeing the Spectrum

Photo of Seeing the Spectrum

Camille Brown

Awarded Spring Quarter 2012-2013

Camille Brown, Science, Technology, and Society, 2014

Project Description

Camp Kesem is a Stanford-originated, student run summer camp for kids with a parent who has cancer. Inspired by the work of Anna Deavere Smith, Seeing the Spectrum will be an original one-woman performance that combines a documentary style video presentation with a series of monologues based off of interviews with Camp Kesem campers ages 6-16, parents of the campers, and doctors involved with the organisation on their personal cancer experience. This performance will be a fundraiser for the camp, and all ticket sales will be counted as donations to the non-profit organization.

Artist Biography

Camille Brown is a senior majoring in Science, Technology, and Society who also works as a writing and marketing intern for the Stanford Humanities Center and the Stanford News Service. In her time outside of class and work, she acts and directs for the Stanford Shakespeare Company and occasionally goes by her alter ego “Chameleon” to coordinate community outreach and fundraisers for Camp Kesem at Stanford. She loves performance art and digital storytelling and hopes to combine the two, somehow, as a career after her time at Stanford.