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Friday, August 3 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Blue Collars in Ivory Towers

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Our working-class backgrounds as members of ATHE are often invisible, because unmarked. Participants discuss how their backgrounds have affected their work in academic theatre.

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William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.

Sara Warner

Object Lessons: How History Matters in the plays of Adrienne Kennedy and Suzan-Lori Parks, Cornell University
This paper will discuss how two examples of theatrical activism have negotiated the politics of the post- or para-human (Rotman 2008) brought to the fore by virtual media and environmental change. Such politics rethink what it might mean to assemble a collective and rehabilitate embodied gesture as political action. In the case studies, humans and non-humans, experts and non-experts are convened in different configurations through performance... Read More →

Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

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