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Friday, August 3 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Incorporating Asian Performance into the General Theater Course

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Experienced teachers of Asian performance offer tips, resources, and tried-and-tested plans for bringing Asian forms into the general theater course. Come learn how!


Boris Daussa-Pastor

Professor, Head of Theory and History Department and Head of Graduate Programs, Institut del Teatre, Barcelona (Professor) / CUNY-Graduate Center (PhD Candidate)
Boris Daussà-Pastor is Theatre PhD Candidate at The Graduate Center-CUNY (New York). He is also a professor at Institut del Teatre (Barcelona), where he has been recently elected Head of the Department of Theory and History of the Performing Arts and also appointed Head of Graduate Programs. He has taught in the USA and Spain courses on Theatre Theory, History of Performing Arts, Acting, Asian Theatre, and Performance Studies. Boris combines his... Read More →
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Ronald Gilliam

Doctoral Candidate, Asian Theatre, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
I am currently a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in Asian Theatre at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. I previously received my MA from the department of Performance Studies at New York University and my BA in Theatre and Chinese Language from Butler University. My current academic research examines the manifestations and changes to modern Uyghur drama in Chinese Central Asia. In addition to my academic contributions I also direct performances. Most... Read More →

David Mason

The Limits of Mimesis in Religious Performance, Rhodes College
In Audience Engagement and the Role of Arts Talk in the Digital Era Lynne Conner argues that, “The pleasure inherent in the interpretive function is enhanced significantly when meaning is made social (Palgrave 2013)”. The contemporary theatre audience has become a restless participant in a traditionally constructed (e.g. passive) viewing experience. Those who go to the theater don’t want to just sit and watch a play; they want to talk about... Read More →

Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

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