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Theater for Change UW

05/09/2016 - 2:30pm

Theater for Change UW presents: “#HereWeGoAgain”

Monday, May 9, 2016

2:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Interactive performance
4:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reception
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, UW Seattle

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Admission is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP today!

Theater for Change actors performing

“#Here We Go Again”

When something unjust happens we often fight, freeze, or flee. Is there another choice?

Dive into the deep waters with us and explore:

  • Racial microaggressions
  • White privilege
  • Equitable exchange

Theater for Change UW

(formerly Interactive Theater as Pedagogy Project)

TfC UW uses Theater of the Oppressed and other interactive, participatory theater approaches to advance community dialogue, address issues related to classroom and institutional climate, and take action for change.

TfC UW is a collaboration between the UW Center for Teaching and Learning and Memory War Theater.

Sponsored by:

 

Performance Studies Research Group, a crossdisciplinary research cluster of the Simpson Center for the Humanities

05/20/2016 - 4:00pm

Please join us for a talk on May 20 by Dr. Henry Bial, professor of Theatre at the University of Kansas, and author of Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage.

Dr. Bial’s lecture is titled “Jesus Christ, Broadway Star,” and will be given at 4 pm, Friday, May 20 in Communications 120.

Reception to follow in the Simpson Center, Communications 202.

Description: In the United States, the Bible is understood to be the source of nearly all mainstream religion. Broadway, meanwhile, represents both the highest and lowest aspirations of the American stage, the pinnacle of theatrical excellence and excess. What happens when a culture’s most sacred text enters its most commercial performance venue? Performance studies scholar Henry Bial compares the Broadway musicals Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell with an emphasis on the strategies each show takes toward the representation of Jesus of Nazareth.

Henry Bial is Professor of Theatre at the University of Kansas, where he serves as Director of the School of the Arts and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. He is the author of Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage (2015) and Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the American Stage and Screen (2005), and the co-editor of Theater Historiography: Critical Interventions (2010, with Scott Magelssen), The Performance Studies Reader, Third Edition (2015, with Sara Brady), and Brecht Sourcebook (2000, with Carol Martin). Bial is Past President of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

Organized by the Performance Studies Research Group, a crossdisciplinary research cluster of the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

Questions: contact Scott Magelssen magelss@uw.edu