Workshop Part 1 of 3
Saturday, May 1: 2pm - 6pm
2:00 - 2:15pm - Workshop introduction and overview, including description of the “assignment” for the public2:15 - 3:00pm - Lecture 1: Theatre as Laboratory for Expanded Human & Non-Human Partnerships (Rebecca Rouse)This talk examines the rich history of theatre as a laboratory for innovation and experimentation, with a particular focus on uses of new technologies on stage. Theatre is discussed as a medium uniquely suited to reflect, (re)enact, and share our own postdigital lived realities, in which our existence is marked by a heightened awareness of our shifting entanglement of human, technological, and nonhuman in interconnected negotiation
3:00 - 3:15 pm - Discussion
3:15 - 3:45pm - Break
3:45 - 4:30pm - Lecture 2:
Circumscribing Media: Historicizing the Contemporary in Media Performance (Ashley Ferro-Murray)This talk tracks performance makers who use or intersect with contemporaneous technical practices including doplar, biomedicine, infrastructure design, and televisual aesthetics. By way of case studies, Ferro-Murray lays a historical groundwork to frame the content of her own practice as curator of dance and theater at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC). The varied practices of several artists that Ferro-Murray has produced at EMPAC illustrate how the slippery relationship between human and non-human plays out in twenty-first century performance.4:30 - 4:45pm - Discussion
4:45 - 5:00pm - Break
5:00 - 6:00pm - participants only - change to introduce each other, plus discussion of the assignment and do a brief guided activity to get creative juices flowing.
Workshop Part 2 of 3
Wednesday, May 5: 2 - 5pm
Facilitated sharing and feedback on work in progress by participants (closed to public). This could be split into two breakout rooms, to give each participant maximum time, with each of us in one room.
Part 3 of 3Saturday, May 8:
2 - 5pmPublic Presentation of short works (10 minutes maximum per participant) Followed by roundtable discussion / Q+A moderated by Rebecca and Ashley