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Enacting Diaspora: Transnational Encounters, Collective Creation, and the Theatre of Repair
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7/26/2014
When: 7/26/2014
8:15 AM
Where: Casita 5308
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Enacting Diaspora: Transcultural Encounters, Collective Creation, and the Theatre of Repair
Casita 5308

FOCUS GROUP: Theatre History (TH)

SESSION COORDINATOR:
Scott Proudfit, Elon University
Collective Creation at Hull House: Southern and Eastern European Diaspora, Progressive Education, and Improvisational Theatre

SESSION CHAIR:
Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva, Bowdoin College
The Non-Stop Touring Gypsy-Punk Band: Gogol Bordello’s Collective Performance of Diaspora and Deracination

PARTICIPANTS:
Thomas Riccio, Founding Artistic Director, Dead White Zombies; University of Texas, Dallas
Celia Herrera Rodríguez, University of California, Berkeley New Fire Ceremony - Ceremonial Traveling among and between Chicana/o and Northern Native Communities

Kris Salata, Florida State University
The WorkCenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards: Grotowski’s Transcultural Legacy in the 21st Century

Jose Luis Valenzuela , Latino Theatre Company (now the Los Angeles Theatre Center); UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television

Nia Witherspoon, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Ceremonies of Collective Creation: Performance, Spirit, and Women of Color

This panel investigates transcultural collective encounters. Keeping in mind distinctions between projects of “remembering” and of “borrowing,” we aim to facilitate dialogue between differently situated constituencies. 

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