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Screening Performance, Performing Screens: New Projections in Theatre and Media
at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City presented conversations from Screening Performance, Performing Screens: New Projections in Theatre and Media livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Tuesday 14 May.
The Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association 2019 Conference
Opening Remarks by Edward Miller & Keynote by Sarah Bay-Cheng
In the streets, in our homes, in our hands; in public and private; in work, leisure, and social relations; ubiquitous and invisible, tangible or porous, screens are constructing a new reality. Artistic practices and critical theories are rapidly evolving to address this change of paradigm in communication, perception, and being. Gathering scholars and artists from multiple disciplines around the trope of the screen with its multiple resonances, Screening Performance, Performing Screens will reflect on the many collisions of theatre, performance, film, and other audiovisual media in scholarly, artistic, pedagogical, or performance-as-research works that engage with and challenge meanings of the word “screen,” as both noun and verb. How can historical conceptualizations of screens help us broaden the concept beyond the context of new media and interactive technologies? How has engagement with and on screens expanded or reshaped production and distribution of art and knowledge? In what ways have reception(s), spectatorship(s), and the discourses of marginalization been molded by screens?
Organized by Kyueun Kim, Curtis Russell, Christine Snyder, and Mara Valderrama.
Tuesday 14 May
All Day Panels + Performances | Segal Theatre
Ash Marinaccio. The Graduate Center. CUNY
18 Years Later: Voices of Post-9/11
Performers: Emma Kotkin (age 16), Jason Wang (age 18), Ceila Elliott
(age 12), Quill Cavanah (age 13)
Ni aquí ni allá (Nor Here Nor There)
Clareese Hill. Goldsmiths, University of London.
The Hyper Present. The Manipulation of Time and Space
Michael Harrington and K.B.Thors. Princeton & University of Toronto.
Running Lines: Screening on the Casting Couch
Carrie Sijia Wang. NYU.
Keynote by Sarah Bay-Cheung
Sarah Bay-Cheng is Chair and Professor of Theater and Dance at Bowdoin College, where she teaches theater history and theory, dramatic literature, and digital media performance. Her research focuses on the intersections between performance and media including histories of cinema, social media, and computer technology in contemporary performance. Recent publications include Performance and Media: Taxonomies for a Changing Field and Mapping Intermediality in Performance. In 2015, she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Bay-Cheng can be heard monthly as a co-host for the podcast, On TAP. Her current book project is Digital Historiography and Performance. This summer, she will assume a new position as Dean of the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University in Toronto, Canada.
About HowlRound TV
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