The new Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies working group will be having a launch event on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 4:30pm in the NYU Skirball Center. The event will be a roundtable conversation that brings together perspectives from visual art, theatre, curation, and the academy to discuss the forms performance takes today. The event celebrates the publication of Postdramatic Theatre and Form (Methuen 2019) and the launch of the 2019-20 season at Skirball NYU.
perFORMance: interdisciplinary perspectives on form & theater today will be moderated by Elinor Fuchs (Professor Emerita, Yale School of Drama) and feature contributions from:
- Caroline Levine (David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of Humanities, Cornell)
- David Levine (Performance Artist and Professor, Harvard)
- Hillary Miller (Playwright and Professor, Queens College)
- Lumi Tan (Curator, The Kitchen in NYC)
How does performance shape our society? How do social pressures give shape to performance? What is the future of theatrical form – in the theatre, the gallery, the museum, the university, and beyond?
The roundtable starts at 4:30PM, and will be followed at 6PM by a reception with food and drinks. Attendance is free and does not require reservations. The event will be followed by a performance of Philippe Quesne’s Night of the Moles and a talkback with Kate Bredeson (Dramaturg and Professor, Reed College).
NYU Skirball is located at 566 La Guardia Place. Directions and accessibility information here. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This event is co-organized by Brandon Woolf, Matt Cornish, Michael Shane Boyle, and J de Leon with generous support from NYU’s Department of English and its Program in Dramatic Literature, NYU Skirball, the Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Working Group, and further assistance from the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London and Ohio University.