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Sunday, August 5 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Engaging With Darkness: Thanatourism and Performance

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From nineteenth-century Paris to twenty-first-century New Orleans, an exploration of the darkest aspects of theatre and performance, viewed through the lens of thanatourism and thanapolitics.


Margaret Araneo

Disabling Salome: Representing and Embodying Neuropathology and the De-stratification of Modernity, Graduate Center, CUNY
In Zaccho Dance Theatre’s production of ‘Dying While Black and Brown’, four black men in prison uniforms jostle and climb over each other, negotiating spatial and power hierarchies in and on the wooden frame resembling a small house. In Zaccho’s ‘The Monkey and the Devil... Read More →

Frank Episale

PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center
Dissertation in progress: "Theatron/Panopticon: Representing Imprisonment on the US Stage." Recently published: "Gender, Tradition, and Culture in Translation: Reading the Onnagata in English," Asian Theatre Journal 29, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 89–111.

Noe Montez

Assistant Professor of Drama, Tufts University
Noe Montez joined the Department of Drama and Dance after serving as the Dramaturg at the Cleveland Play House and as a freelance director and actor. His interdisciplinary research explores the intersections of performance, developmental psychology, memory and trauma. His manuscript... Read More →

Sunday August 5, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

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