TeatroStageFest is awarded $150,000 Grant from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation‏

 
 
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The Latino International Theater Festival of New York is awarded a $150,000 grant from the
Robert Sterling Clark Foundation to establish an
International Cultural Engagement Partnership with
SESC-São Paulo that will provide performance opportunities in Brazil for U.S. artists
 

Program launches on June 13, 2011 with Conference in New York
 
 
New York, NY, June 8, 2011 –  The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation has awarded the Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc. (LITF/NY) a grant of $150,000 to enable Theater, Dance and Music performers featured at TeatroStageFest 2011 (June 4-18) to participate in the inaugural International Cultural Engagement Partnership (ICEP) between LITF/NY and "Social Services of Commerce", known as SESC, Brazil's national private network of over 300 cultural and artistic centers, the largest in Latin America. SESC also runs a cable TV channel, recording label and a publishing company. Major funding from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and SESC-São Paulo, will allow ICEP traveling companies – José Limón Dance Company, La Criatura Theater Company and Bobby Sanabria and Quarteto Aché – to present in late summer a total of 18 performances, master classes and TalkBacks with local audiences and artists at 6 SESC venues in the city and state of São Paulo.
 

This marks a turning point for LITF/NY which also announces the 5th Anniversary edition of TeatroStageFest, taking place from June 4-18, 2011 throughout the City of New York. For the past five years, the festival has been the region's main window to visiting stage productions from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain featured side-by-side with local artists. Since 2007, TeatroStageFesthas showcased 582 local and international artists in 80 productions, partnered with 43 presenting organizations, and sponsored dozens of free workshops and panel discussions, among other events. In a first time reciprocal move, the inaugural LITF/NY – SESC-São Paulo International Cultural Engagement Partnership will be creating performance opportunities abroad for New York Latino artists.
 

"The Latino International Theater Festival of New York's alliance with SESC is a milestone that will enable our festival to expand its reach to Latin America. We are thrilled to introduce to São Paulo's diverse audiences this outstanding performance series by New York-Latino artists that captures the essence of the TeatroStageFest experience," said Susana Tubert, Executive Director of TeatroStageFest and LITF/NY's Co-Founder.
 

A comprehensive research report titled Promoting Public and Private Reinvestment in Cultural-Exchange-Based Diplomacy created by Margaret C. Ayers, President of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, points to the fact that the United States can no longer afford to ignore the value that artistic and cultural engagement programs bring to foreign policy initiatives. The commitment of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation in promoting regional and global investment in international arts engagement is a key aspect of the LITF/NY- SESC-SP alliance. "The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation considers it vital to develop sustainable relationships such as the International Cultural Engagement Partnership (ICEP) that will inspire new models of cooperation between artists and presenting organizations in the United States and Latin America," expressed Margaret C. Ayers, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.
 

When asked about the importance of the ICEP Partnership, Danilo Santos de Miranda, Regional Director of SESC cultural centers in São Paulo, said: "SESC-SP and TeatroStageFest will be spearheading a pivotal exchange of ideas on how U.S. and Brazilian institutions fund the presentation of culture to their respective audiences. This program marks the start of a strategic collaboration both onstage and behind the scenes that will enrich both of our institutions."
 

To celebrate the start of ICEP, TeatroStageFest is presenting a free round table discussion on June 13, 2011 at 6:30pm, hosted by the Americas Society, that will bring together Danilo Santos de Miranda, Regional Director of SESC-São Paulo, Margaret Ayers, President of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and Larry Rohter, culture reporter for The New York Times and author of Brazil on the Rise. The discussion will provide an overview of SESC's notable arts funding model and the Foundation's vision of new funding mechanisms that will allow U.S. artists to perform overseas, and engage in long lasting collaborations. Susan Segal, CEO of the Council of the Americas and Susana Tubert, Executive Director and Co-Founder of LITF/NY will introduce the panelists and ICEP Program, respectively. The event has additional support from the Consulate General of Brazil in New York and The Americas Society.
 

TeatroStageFest encourages audiences to RSVP by visiting www.teatrostagefest.org or emailing their reservations for the Conference by email to: reservations@teatrostagefest.org Also, to follow the latest updates on the ICEP, visit the TeatroStageFest pages on Facebook and Twitter.
 

For all press inquiries, contact: Blanca Lasalle – CreativeLink, 212-684-6001 Ext. 101 / blanca@creativelinkny.com

 
About SESC
 

The Social Services of Commerce (SESC) model has been successfully incentivizing and democratizing access to a thriving arts and culture movement in Brazil since 1946. Funding for SESC is made possible through a tax law that mandates that every business contribute 1.5% of its total payroll into a SESC fund, which, in 2010, totaled nearly US$599 million. SESC provides free to subsidized tickets to artistic and cultural events, sports, education and social services nationwide. Under the direction of Danilo Santos de Miranda, SESC-Sao Paulo continues to play a leading role in Brazil by serving millions of citizens annually through its comprehensive scope of activities. – www.sescsp.org.br
 

About the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
 

The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation currently supports nonprofit organizations conducting work in three program areas: Protecting Reproductive Rights, Improving the Performance of Public Institutions in New York, and a new initiative-Promoting International Arts Engagement. The objective of the arts initiative is to help develop global understanding in communities throughout the world that have limited contact with American culture, and to introduce American audiences to cultures that rarely are represented in the U.S. The initial plans are to support international engagement between U.S. visual and performing arts organizations and their counterparts in Latin America, Africa, and parts of the Middle East. – www.rsclark.org
 

About TeatroStageFest
 

TeatroStageFest is New York's premier artistic and cultural celebration of Great Theater for All Audiences! The festival's producing organization, Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc., has been presenting renowned international theater companies from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain since 2007 to New York audiences citywide. This year's 5th anniversary edition will showcase from June 4-18, 2011 groundbreaking Theater, Dance, Music and Puppetry productions from New York and Ibero-America. For a full calendar of events, visit www.teat
rostagefest.org
or call 212-695-4010. TeatroStageFest is an Official Event of the NYC Latin Media and Entertainment Commission, and counts with support from American Airlines, and Principal Media Sponsors NY1, El Diario/La Prensa and Telemundo 47, among other partners. It is presented by the Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc. – www.teatrostagefest.org 
USEFUL INFORMATION:
 

WHAT: TeatroStageFest Conference: Brazil's unique arts funding model and the launch of the first institutional partnership between SESC-São Paulo and Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc.
 

WHEN: Monday June 13, 2011 at 6:30PM
 

WHERE: The Americas Society
680 Park Avenue (at 68th Street)
 

TICKETS: A free event. To reserve, email: reservations@teatrostagefest.org
Indicate: Name of event/Number of tickets/Name of person making the reservation/phone number

 
              
 

 
 
 

e-misférica 8.1: Call for participation / Convocatoria para participación / Chamada para publicação‏

Querid@s colegas / Dear colleagues:

We invite you to send contributions for the Summer 2011 issue of
e-misférica, the journal of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance
and Politics. Please also forward the call to those who might be interest in participating.

L@s invitamos a que envíen colaboraciones para el número de verano del
2011 de e-misférica, la revista del Instituto Hemisférico de
Performance y Política. Por favor reenvíen también la convocatoria a quienes puedan estar
interesad@s en participar.

Gostaríamos de convidá-l@s a enviar colaborações para a edição de
verão 2011 de e-misférica, a revista do Instituto Hemisférico de
Performance e Política. Favor também encaminhar a chamada para outr@s possíveis interessad@s.

Saludos cordiales / Atenciosamente / Best regards

Kahlil Chaar-Pérez
Managing Editor
e-misférica
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Call for participation – e-misférica 8.1 – Manifestations

e-misférica invites scholarly essays, artist/activist presentations,
and reviews for its Summer 2011 issue entitled Manifestations. This
issue seeks to explore the practice and poetics of performance art in
Latin America. Under the rubric of “Manifestations” it will examine
the different institutional, aesthetic, and political genealogies of
Latin American performance art, which has been defined as "arte
acción," “arte no-objetual,” or “body art,” among other terms.  The
verb “to manifest” combines the many connotations of performance as
social practice: to reveal, to materialize, to make known to the
senses, and also—especially in Spanish—to protest and demonstrate.
This volume seeks to illuminate the dynamic “manifestations” of Latin
American performance art, asking how such work articulates the
different registers of aesthetic and political performance. What are
the referential fields—aesthetic, social, political—that performance
art has engaged and created? What different publics has performance
art conjured? How are these publics and these artistic practices
related to the interpellations of institutions (museums, publications,
schools), political projects, or the broader formations of nation and
state? What are the aesthetic geographies suggested by the
circulation, citations, and dialogues between performance art
practices? Is there a “Latin American” performance art, or an
aesthetic or political necessity for one?

e-misférica is the biannual, peer-reviewed, online journal of the
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and is edited by
Jill Lane and Marcial Godoy-Anativia. Each issue is organized around a
theme that explores the relationship between performance and
politics in the Americas. The journal publishes scholarly essays and
multimedia presentations by artists, activists, and intellectuals, as
well as reviews of books, performances, and films.

All essays are peer reviewed, and should be 5000-7000 words. Reviews
are 800 words (up to 1500 for pieces covering more than one book,
performance, or film). Please submit completed essays by May 30, 2011.
To submit multimedia presentations and reviews, please contact the
editors with proposals by April 30, 2011. All final texts will be due
May 30, 2011. Proposals should include a brief description of the work
and the author's approach to it (150 words); a short author bio (100
words); and a link to a previously published writing sample, or an
unpublished writing sample as an attachment. Please see below for a
list of books open for review; we welcome additional suggestions. All
contributions, proposals, and consultations should be sent to the
editors to hemi.ejournal@nyu.edu. Contributions that do not follow the
editorial guidelines of the journal will not be considered for
publication.  Our guidelines and style sheet can be found in our
website: http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/participate. Advance
queries are most welcome.
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Convocatoria para participación – e-misférica 8.1 – Manifestaciones

e-misférica invita a enviar ensayos académicos, presentaciones
artísticas/activistas y reseñas para su número de Verano del 2011
titulado Manifestaciones. Este número propone explorar la práctica y
la poética del arte de performance en América Latina. Bajo la rúbrica
de “Manifestaciones”, se examinarán las diferentes genealogías
institucionales, estéticas y políticas del arte de performance
latinoamericano, el cual ha sido definido como “arte acción”, arte
“no-objetual” o “arte corporal”, entre otros términos. El verbo
“manifestar” combina las múltiples connotaciones de la performance
como práctica social: la acción de revelar, materializar, transmitir a
los sentidos y también—especialmente en castellano—protestar y
demostrar. Este volumen se propone arrojar luz sobre las formas
dinámicas en las que se "manifiesta" el arte de performance
latinoamericano, preguntando de qué modos dicha práctica articula los
registros diferentes de la performance estética y política.  ¿Cuáles
son los campos referenciales—estéticos, sociales y políticos—que ha
abordado y creado el arte de performance? ¿Qué diferentes públicos ha
conjurado el arte de performance? ¿Cómo se relacionan estos públicos y
estas prácticas artísticas a las interpelaciones de instituciones
(museos, publicaciones y escuelas), proyectos políticos o a las
formaciones más amplias de la nación y el estado? ¿Qué geografías
estéticas sugieren la circulación, las citaciones y los diálogos entre
prácticas del arte de performance? ¿Existe una arte de performance
“latinoamericano” o la necesidad estética o política para una?

e-misférica, la revista en línea del Instituto Hemisférico, es una
publicación bianual editada por Jill Lane y Marcial Godoy-Anativia.
Cada número se organiza alrededor de un tema que explora la relación
entre performance y política en las Américas. La revista incluye
ensayos académicos y presentaciones multimedia de artistas, activistas
e intelectuales, así como reseñas de libros, performances y filmes.

Todos los ensayos pasan por un proceso de arbitración y deben tener
una extensión entre 5000 a 7000 palabras. Las reseñas deben ajustarse
a un máximo de 800 palabras (1500 para reseñas de más de un libro,
performance o film). La fecha límite para el envío de ensayos es el 30
de mayo del 2011.  Para las propuestas de presentaciones multimedios y
reseñas la fecha límite es el 30 de abril del 2011 y los textos
finales deben ser enviados en o antes del 30 de mayo.  Las propuestas
deben incluir una descripción breve de la obra y el acercamiento del
autor a la misma (150 palabras); un corto resumen biográfico del autor
(100 palabras); y un enlace a una publicación previa o un texto
inédito como archivo adjunto. Véase abajo una lista de libros posibles
para reseñar; invitamos sugerencias adicionales. Todas las consultas,
propuestas y contribuciones pueden ser enviadas a los editores a
hemi.ejournal@nyu.edu.  Aquellas contribuciones que no sigan loslineamientos editoriales de la revista no serán considerados para
publicación.  Nuestros lineamientos y manual de estilo pueden ser
encontrados en: http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/es/participe.  Se
agradecen mucho los envíos por adelantado.

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Chamada para publicação – e-misférica 8.1 – Manifestações

e-misférica está aceitando ensaios acadêmicos, apresentações
artísticas/ativistas e resenhas para o seu número de Verão 2011,
Manifestações. Este número explora a prática e a poética da
performance arte na América Latina. Sob a rubrica “Manifestações”, ele
examina as diferentes genealogias institucionais, estéticas e
políticas da performance arte latino-americana, que já foi chamada de
“arte ação”, arte “não objetual”, ou “body art”, entre outros termos.
O verbo “manifestar” combina as múltiplas conotações da performance
como prática social: a ação de revelar, de materializar, de tornar
sensível, e também — especialmente em Espanhol e Português — de
promover protestos e demonstrações. Este volume procura iluminar as
“manifestações” dinâmicas da performance arte latino-americana,
questionando de que maneira essa prática articula os diferentes
registros da performance estética e política. Quais são os campos de
referencia — estéticos, sociais, políticos — com os quais a
performance arte tem se engajado e quais ela tem criado? Que
diferentes públicos a performance arte tem conjurado? Qual a relação
entre esses diversos públicos e práticas artísticas e as interpelações
das instituições (museus, publicações, escolas), dos projetos
políticos ou das formações de nação e estado num sentido mais amplo?
Quais geografias estéticas são sugeridas pela circulação, pelas
citações e pelos diálogos entre as práticas da performance arte?
Existe uma performance arte “latino-americana”, ou existe a
necessidade estética ou política de uma?

e-misférica, a revista online do Instituto Hemisférico, é uma
publicação semestral editada por Jill Lane e Marcial Godoy-Anativia.
Cada edição gira em torno de um tema, explorando a relação entre
performance e política nas Américas. A revista inclui ensaios
acadêmicos e apresentações multimídia de artistas, ativistas e
intelectuais, assim como resenhas de livros, performances e filmes.

Todos os ensaios passam por um processo de avaliação, e devem ter
entre 5000 e 7000 palavras. As resenhas devem ter no máximo 800
palavras (1500 para resenhas de mais de um livro, performance ou
filme). A data limite para o envio de ensaios é 30 de maio de 2011.
Para contribuir com apresentações multimídia e resenhas, favor enviar
uma proposta para os editores até 30 de abril de 2011, e a data limite
para a versão final dos trabalhos é 30 de maio de 2011. As propostas
devem incluir uma breve descrição do trabalho e a perspectiva do autor
sobre ele (150 palavras); uma curta biografia do autor (100 palavras);
e um link para um texto publicado do autor, ou um texto inédito como
anexo. Confira abaixo uma lista de possibilidades de livros para
resenhar, e nós estamos abertos a outras sugestões. Todas as
contribuições, propostas e perguntas devem ser enviadas para os
editores no endereço hemi.ejournal@nyu.edu. Contribuições que não se
adequem aos critérios editorias da revista não serão consideradas para
publicação. Os nossos critérios editoriais e a nossa folha de estilo
podem ser encontrados no nosso website:
http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/pt/participate. O envio de
materiais antes da data limite é muito bem vindo.

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D. Savitri and Bill Talen, Ed. Alisa Solomon. The Reverend Billy
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Res Artis Newsletter, January 2011‏

Newsletter 12.1.2011 

Happy New Year!
Happy 2011!
Happy New Res Artis Website!

Call for Participation, Join us in Lima!

Following up on the productive meetings and exchanges we held in Montreal with some of our colleagues from Latin America, we would like to invite you to join us in Lima, Peru for a meeting of residencies from the region. residencias_en_red [iberoamerica] – a new network of residencies in Latin America—will be holding a meeting between March 23rd and 27th of this year at which Res Artis has been invited to participate.

This is an excellent opportunity to exchange perspectives with our colleagues in this part of the world. It’s also an optimum opportunity for our members to participate in the continual development of our ResSupport program. An important part of this program is our ResSupport Fellowship, which provides opportunities for members of emerging residencies to spend time at a host institution learning about the field of residencies from the inside. As we announced in Montreal, our first fellowship is being sponsored by Akademie Schloss Solitude. We hope you will decide to join us by also sponsoring a fellowship.

Please let us know by February 1st if you would like to participate.
mariocaro@visualcultures.net

New Res Artis Website

Our new website was launched last month with many changes and improvements.

Res Artis Member Organisations

Please take a moment and update your profile information, it is significantly different than the old system. Some of your information has been transferred for you, but there are many new categories, more multiple-choice, additional details. Thank you! For more information, please see the tutorial here.
The new member’s section will be an archive of case studies, funding information and tools specifically especially for residencies.
Join our forums to start an active online discussion
Log in here

Artists, newsletter subscribers, friends

You’ll find our improved residency search tool here (note: thanks for your patience, the search will be more effective as the residencies update their information)
Our website is a portal to additional information about residencies, events and funding possibilities.
Check our upcoming deadlines list for the latest residency opportunities.

Please write to webeditor@resartis.org with any problems, suggestions or comments.

Goodbyes and new beginnings

A letter from Irene Saddal, Res Artis project manager

Do I have everything? What will the people be like? Will there be language and cultural issues? And perhaps most importantly what will the food be like?

These are questions one has when traveling to a different country, either going to a residency, or like me, organizing Res Artis meetings or attending other conferences and network events.

During the recent years I have worked with much enjoyment at the Res Artis office. It has been an exciting time, in which I learned a lot. This is largely because of all the people I met along the way who shared their experience and knowledge.

After working for almost four years at Res Artis, I feel that it is time for me to move on to other challenges. Starting February a new team, together with the board, will take over running the office and daily operations of Res Artis, and they will do this with much enthusiasm and drive, I am sure.

I’ve traveled the globe and had wonderful experiences representing Res Artis. It was an opportunity to meet old acquaintances and new friends. And I made great friends! I want to thank you all and wish you well.

My bags are almost packed. So I’ll be off to new adventures.

All the best and till we meet again,
Irene Saddal

The ‘PAiR’ Initiative – Performing Arts in Residence

Traditionally, we find Artist in Residence programmes as individual scholarships mostly in the field of visual arts, literature, and music. During the last meetings of the networks Res Artis and ACCR, Schloss Broellin (Germany) started informally the discussion around residencies for artists of the Performing Arts, articulating the rising needs for European/international ensembles to meet and work at appropriate places.

Following a work meeting in September, PAiR was formed, continuing discussions at the recent Res Artis General meeting in Montreal. The objective – To strengthen existing and support the development of new residencies for performing artists.

Contact: pair@broellin.de

Cooperation Case Study : Fokus Korea

The Berlin-Seoul Korean Performing Arts Residency Program

What
Cooperation between a governmental agency, two performing arts groups and a residency program.
Who
– Ufa Fabrik, Berlin, Germany
– Creative Group Noni, Seoul, Korea
– SU group, Seoul, Korea
The program
Two groups of Korean performers traveled from Korea to Germany, for a period of several months. giving workshops and working at the Ufa Fabrik in Berlin. The group of artists work together will local artists and carry out performances until the end of January, presenting the European premiere of their play RIN, using puppetry, masks and shadow theatre with a particular music composition. Fokus Korea also includes a film program including two documentary films dealing with Korean traditional music and spiritual roots.
Supported by
The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Arts Management Service

New Residency: Ateliers Topaz, Canada

Where is it?
Ateliers Topaz is halfway in between the Atlantic and the Pacific on the TransCanada Highway's northern segment in Northern Ontario in a 60s building reminiscent of "Route 66".
What is it?
Ateliers Topaz is privately own by Laurent Vaillancourt, a sculptor. His idea is to host artists that wish to work in remote area surrounded by the Boreal Forest. Due to heating cost Ateliers Topaz are available only from late April to October. Spaces available are versatile and are open to all disciplines.
Whats going on now?
Currently it is Laurent's workshop. A store of found objects, or 'Topazian material' is developing and from that Laurent is starting a new body of work called "Minute, small things of life". The Topazian material store is open to visiting artists only.
www.atelierstopaz.ca
Ateliers Topaz on the Res Arits Website

 

New Residency: Spark Box Studio, Canada

Where is it?
Spark Box Studio is located in Prince Edward County, Ontario, a vibrant rural community full of artists, great food and wine and scenic provincial parks.
What is it?
Spark Box Studio offers many programs for both the community and visiting artists. Their Residency Program provides visiting artists living accommodations and access to our professional studio and resources, which includes equipment for silkscreen, etching, relief printing and photography. The Residency Program affords artists the space and uninterrupted work time needed to support the advancement of their careers and to strengthen their practice. The studio also has an Open Studio program to local artists, publishes an arts magazine called Square2 and offers career development guides to emerging artists.
Whats going on now?
Spark Box Studio is currently updating its Emerging Artist Guide website, finishing its third issue of Square2 Magazine and accepting applications for their 2011 round of Artists in Residence.
www.sparkboxstudio.com
Spark Box Studio on the Res Artis Website
 

Upcoming Residency Deadlines

The complete listing of upcoming deadlines is listed on our website here:
www.resartis.org/en/news/upcoming_deadline

Upcoming Res Artis meetings

March 23-27, 2011 – Res Artis Regional Meeting, Lima, Peru
as part of residencias_en_red [iberoamerica], a new network of residencies in Latin America
May 23-27 2011 – Res Artis Regional Meeting, Debrecen, Hungary

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The ‘PAiR’ Initiative – Performing Arts in Residence
Cooperation Case Study : Fokus Korea
New Residency: Ateliers Topaz, Canada
New Residency: Spark Box Studio, Canada
Upcoming Residency Deadlines
Upcoming Res Artis meetings
 
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Contemporary Theatre Review "South" – Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Contemporary Theatre Review, Issue

“South”

Issue editors: Caridad Svich and Roberto Gutierrez Varea

 

Extended Deadlines:

Proposals (250 word abstract) – October 15 2010

Full draft (5000-6000 words*) – January 15 2011

* Contributions to the 'documents' section may be negotiable in terms of length. Please consult the editors.

 

 

As globalization calls us to imagine a geography of equal access, built on trade agreements and relationships of mutuality, it inspires ongoing critical interrogations in theatre, applied theatre, and performance, impacts the form and content of new writing and theatre-making, the uses of new technology, and the shift in how work is funded, supported, and staged (immersive, site-responsive and site-specific).

 

The emergence of the global South, however, invites back into the picture the idea of parallel spaces in unequal relationships of interdependency. Are we experiencing a new spin on last century’s “first/third world” model best suited for current neoliberal ideology, or is this indeed a new paradigm, wherefrom a new construction of memory and a performative praxis are re-defining spaces of exclusion? Is this South opening to opportunities where new work is being created and staged in theatres, community halls, and non-traditional performance venues?

 

What comes to mind when the word South is mentioned? In this issue of CTR, we wish to explore the vast range of associations that the word conjures in our contemporary imaginary, and also how to move away from simple binaries especially where definitions of north against south are concerned, including, but not limited to

 

South as in the southern hemisphere or nations in the southern hemisphere

South as zone of resistance to exclusion from global narratives

South as space of solidarity and belonging

The southern voice, tongue, utterance of a given city, region, country or countries

The performing political body and its south/sexuality (as affirmation of self? as confirmation of “northern” rationality…?)

The imagined “Sur” of South America and “el cono sur” of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

The south as pole of magnetic reference (“el sur es nuestro norte”)

Mythologies of southern-ness, frontier and terra incognita

How does southern theatre, its performance and touring networks differ from the northern/western model? 

Has the South replaced the East as “exotic other,” and/or has it deepened its postcolonial subalternality?

 

We invite essays, articles, interviews with theatre and performance makers, and short reflections and polemical pieces for our upcoming issue.

 

Please send your proposals to Caridad Svich at csvich21@aol.com

And to Roberto Varea at varea@usfca.edu



 
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TeatroStageFest 2010

 


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TeatroStageFest is back! Circus arts, acrobatics, music, dance, and live video are at the heart of this year’s festival as we salute visual theater that transcends linguistic barriers. Join us for this unique New York summer of teatro!

From Argentina, Fulanos (“Everyman”) – a dazzling exploration of human nature in a tour-de-force performance by La Arena's troupe of acrobatic actors on six ladders.

From Spain, m³- A NoSpace Odissey – You think your New York apartment is too small?  Wait until you see this comical fringe masterpiece in which a city dweller must learn to live in the largest apartment he can afford: a one cubic meter size box.

From Brazil, Isadora.Orb: The Final Metaphor– What would happen if N
ASA decided to send to outer space a module ship with theater, music, dance and video artists? Discover it in this stunning multimedia exploration about creating art in outer space.

From Peru/NYC, Oh! Yantay – A colorful family-friendly adaptation of the classic Inca tale of Ollantay, considered the first play to be performed in the Americas.

From Brazil, Animals of Brazil – The jungle's many endearing animals come to life in this whimsical carnival of Brazilian music, choreography and awe-inspiring puppets.

From NYC, I Want You By My Side – An all-teen cast stars in Tere Martínez’s new play about a college freshman who’s on top of the world, until she is forced to face the possibility that she may be HIV positive.

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New York City´s Premier Latino International Theater Festival

is back!

 June 15-28, 2009 

3rd Exciting Year! 

19 events, 23 performances, over 50 artists!

A great celebration of groundbreaking local and international performances for all audiences!

 
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Spotlight: South America's Teatro

Performed in Spanish with English super-titles.
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Third Wing (Tercer Cuerpo)

by Teatro Timbre 4 (Argentina) 
The lives of five eccentric co-workers who want to find love but don't know how, crisscross in the third wing of an office that seems as out of reach as the characters who practically live in it. A tragicomedy on the absurdity of every day life.
 

by Teatro en el Blanco (Chile)
Christmas Eve, 2014. Chile, Peru and Bolivia are at war. A young Chilean soldier gets a 24 hour leave to celebrate the Holiday with his pregnant twin sisters who are determined to convince him to act on their opposing views of the war. Will the brother defect or return to battle?  Find out in this side-splitting political comedy.
 
 
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 Performed in English and Spanglish.
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by Marga Gomez (New York/Puerto Rico/Cuba)

GLAAD-Award winner Marga Gomez pours a long tall drink of cultural confusion in her acclaimed new show about her awkward adolescence in Massapequa, Long Island. Mixing theatrical physicality and stand-up comedy, Gómez delivers an intoxicating manifesto for Latinos who can't speak Spanish, suck at Salsa, and suffer from Blonditis. 
by Bill Santiago (New York/Puerto Rico)
Bill Santiago brings to the stage his irreverent examination of Latino life in the U.S.A., fusing Spanish and English into "The New American Language": Spanglish. A hilarious take on bi-culturalism, the misconceptions and realities of being Hispanic in Los United States. 

 

Pelota de Letras

by Andrés López (Colombia) 
Don't miss the acclaimed show that launched Andrés López to stardom, the comedian who redefined Colombian stand-up with his hilarious take on the functional disfunctionalities of multigenerational families. López celebrates the 1,000th performance of his hit show by incorporating fresh material that is sure to raise the bar of this comedy classic! Performed in Spanish.

Me Pido la Ventana Con Frutica Picada

by Andrés López (Colombia)
Andrés López takes us on a new laugh-out-loud irreverent journey through the stages of life. In this new version of the original "Me Pido la Ventana", López introduces us to his outlandish view of daily madness, seen from the safe distance of a window seat. In Spanish.  

TeatroStageFamily
by Caleidoscopio Teatro (Spain) 
A little boy has the adventure of a lifetime on his birthday when he is suddenly swept into a magical universe that springs forth from the pages of a book. A whimsical production with interactive large-format-puppets in black-light by Spain's leading children's theater company.


 
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Dancin' in Da Bronx!
by Pregones Theater (New York) 
Bronx-based, award-winning Pregones Theater features a series of pioneering and up-and-coming choreographers-in-performance tearing up the dance floor with their signature styles.

 

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Broadway´s R.Evolución Latina 

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R.Evolución Latina celebrates the third edition of TeatroStageFest with an Intimate Concert that spotlights center-stage a line-up of Broadway's most talented Latino performers for a one-time evening of show tunes and close-to-home baladas.
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GlamourTango, All-Women Quintet  (Uruguay/Argentina)
Tango has never sizzled as hot as in this premiereof GlamourTango Quintet under the Musical Direction of Polly Ferman, Uruguay's leading pianist, and starring María Volonté, Latin Grammy Nominated vocalist extraordinaire, and renowned bandoneón player Eleonora Ferreyra, flown in from Buenos Aires for this tribute to the many contributions made by women to Tango.
 
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Free Artist Panels

Ground Breaking Teatro from Chile and Argentina

Aragón-Spain at TeatroStageFest
R.Evolución Latina at TeatroStageFest

Broadway Dance Workshop for High School Students
by R.Evolución Latina

Towards a Theater of the Essence
by Caleidoscopio Teatro

 
Cuban Theater:  From Its Origins to the Present
by the Cuban Cultural Center of New York

Young Playwrights Latino Challenge Awards

 


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NoPassport Conference: DREAMING THE AMERICAS: LEGACY & R/EVOLUTION IN PERFORMANCE

HE GRADUATE CENTER

THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK presents

 

NoPe – NoPassport Conference

DREAMING THE AMERICAS: LEGACY & R/EVOLUTION IN PERFORMANCE

NoPassport and Martin E. Segal Theatre Center present a two-day conference with the support of The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance, The Internationalists, and Theatre Without Borders and Frank Hentschker.

Initiated and Curated by Caridad Svich

Co-curated by Randy Gener & Patricia Ybarra (Brown University)

 

FEBRUARY 13-14, 2009

 

 

 

This year the two-day conference will focus on a wide range of contemporary works for theatre and performance, viewing historical memory, legacy and r/evolutionary art from a variety of formal perspectives. Topics that will be addressed in panels and works-in-progress presentations include : US Latino/a and African-American theatre history and cross-generational paradigms for artistic production, conflicts and mis-readings of aesthestic diversity vis-a-vis identity politics and post-racial sensibilities, migration and exile as they affect content and form; genocide drama and the representation of sacrifice on stage; the ecologies of theatre criticism in the US; queer dis-identifications in Latino/a theatre; new media, dramaturgy and hybrid performances, and the unfixing of international theatre. There will also be a book launch for the release of four new volumes from NoPassport Press.

 

 

NoPassport was founded by playwright Caridad Svich as a Pan-American theatre alliance & press devoted to action, advocacy, and change toward the fostering of cross-cultural diversity and difference in the arts with an emphasis on the embrace of the hemispheric spirit in US Latina/o and Latin-American theatremaking. www.caridadsvich.com/NoPassport

 

 

CARIDAD SVICH is an award-winning playwright, translator and lyricist. Her adaptation of Allende's The House of the Spirits premieres February 2009 at Repertorio Espanol in NY, and her play Instructions for Breathing premieres at Passage Theatre in NJ. She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of NoPassport, associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge/UK), and contributing editor of TheatreForum. Visit her at www.caridadsvich.com

 

 

RANDY GENER is a Filipino American working in the fields of theatre, journalism, writing, photography and installation art. He is the award-winning author of the plays "Love Seats for Virginia Woolf" and "What Remains of a Rembrandt Torn into Four Pieces"; the photographer of the floral installation-art piece "In the Garden of One World" (a collaboration with designer and painter Nic Ularu); and is the senior editor of American Theatre magazine.

 

For detailed information and final schedule please visit our website:

http://web.gc.cuny.edu/mestc

Friday, Feb. 13, 07 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 14, 07 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Martin E. Segal Theatre . Free.

Some panels will be held in C197 C-Level, where noted.

First come, first served.

Call 1.212.817.8215 or JStenzel@gc.cuny.edu  

 

 

Current Schedule–Program is subject to change

 

 

FEBRUARY 13, 2009 Panels:

 

10:00 AM AN INTRODUCTION – “Talkin’ bout  r/Evolution: Legacy in Action”

With CARIDAD SVICH (founder, NoPassport)

What kind of trouble do we stir up through art? What are the costs and rewards of artistic revolution in the age of disaster capitalism? How, in effect, does the form of theatre-making evolve when it looks back before it looks forward?

 

10:15 AM KEYNOTE: ECCENTRIC STAGES: QUEER PERFORMANCES, CRITICAL IMAGINARIES

With RAMON RIVERA-SERVERA (Northwestern University) and ALBERTO SANCHEZ-SANDOVAL (Mount Holyoke University).

 

11:00 AM US LATINO/A THEATRE: COURAGE AGAINST THE ODDS

Professor PATRICIA YBARRA (session leader, University of California-San Diego).

Panel: RENE BUCH (Repertorio Espanol, NY), ALLEN DAVIS III (Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, NY),  BARCLAY GOLDSMITH (Borderlands Theater, AZ), ABEL LOPEZ (Gala Theatre, DC), ROSALBA ROLON (Pregones Theatre, NY), JOSE LUIS VALENZUELA and EVELINA FERNANDEZ (The new LATC, CA), ALINA TROYANO (INTAR, NY)

 

1:00 PM US LATINO THEATRE/A THEATRE: THE NEXT GENERATIONS

(Simultaneous sessions Segal Center and C197 C-level)

ASHLEY LUCAS (session leader, UNC-Chapel Hill)

Panel:  ALEX CORREIA (INTAR, NY), MIGDALIA CRUZ (Playwright), RAFAEL GALLEGOS (New York Theatre Workshop), HENRY GODINEZ (Goodman Theatre, IL), DIANE RODRIGUEZ (Center Theatre Group, CA),   JESUS REYES (East LA Rep, CA & Center Theatre Group, CA),

 

CHRISTINA MARIN (session leader, New York University)

Panel: ELAINE AVILA (Playwright/Scholar, University of New Mexico), CARLOS MANUEL CHAVARRIA (Playwright/Scholar, Bellarmine University), YAEL PRIZANT (Notre Dame University), TLALOC RIVAS (Director), CARMEN RIVERA (Playwright), SUSANA TUBERT (TeatroStageFest).

 

2:30 PM LUNCH

 

3:30 PM THE NATHAN AWARDS, THEATER CRITICISM AND THE NEW NEWSROOM.

Moderated by Randy Gener

Panel: TREY GRAHAM (City Paper, Washington D.C.), JONATHAN KALB (editor of HotReview.org and Chair of Hunter College’s Dramaturgy Program), JOHANNA KELLER (Director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program at S.I. Newhouse School), ALISA SOLOMON (Head of Arts Journalism Program, Columbia University), n Syracuse)

 

The panel explores the "cultural capital" of criticism and arts journalism in today's "new newsroom," the legacy of the criticism of the past, the real practice of criticism today, and how criticism might evolve (or creative a revolution) or survive in the advent of "the new newsroom."

 

4:30 PM NEW HORIZONS, NEW CONJUNCTIONS: WRITING MUSICAL THEATRE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

A presentation and panel moderated by Randy Gener

Panel: TERRY BERLINER (Director), STEPHANIE FLEISCHMANN (Playwright-Librettist), J. MICHAEL FRIEDMAN (The Civilians), NATHAN WANG (IMELDA), RAJENDRA MAHARAJ (BLACK FOOTNOTES)

 

An exploration of new forms and new modes of musical theatre and new music theatre. A mix of composers, performers, songwriters, producers and critics discuss the concepts, ideas, trends and musical genres which have emerged around and after 2000, such as operetta musicals, jukebox musicals, rock-opera, sung-through musicals, ethnic musicals, avant-garde music-theatre, nonlinear or concept musicals, dansicals, with a special focus on Latin, African, Asian, hip-hop and world music   

 

6 PM DINNER

 

7 PM: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: NOPASSPORT PRESS BOOK LAUNCH

Moderated by OTIS RAMSEY-ZOE

With TANYA BARFIELD, AMPARO GARCIA-CROW, KAREN HARTMAN, JOHN JESURUN, MATTHEW MAGUIRE, CHIORI MIYAGAWA, LYNN NOTTAGE, and CARIDAD SVICH

< font face="Times New Roman">NoPassport Press presents a conversation about the global voice in the age of globalization with eight writers who have newly available plays.

 

8:15 PM AROUND THE WORLD IN 24 MINUTES: THE INTERNATIONALISTS

The Internationalists hosts a series of new plays from across the globe.

An edited video from Around the World in 24 Hours Festival and a Skype conversation from Iceland.

 

8:45-9 PM RECEPTION

 

FEBRUARY 14, 2008 PANELS:

 

10:00 AM: TAKIN IT TO THE STREETS, BAR, CAFE, OR ROOM NEAR YOU

A PERFORMANCE & ACTION SESSION ON LATINO ARTS COLLABORATION and NON TRADITIONAL PRODUCTION STRATEGIES

moderated by KRISTOFFER DIAZ (Under the Radar Festival, NY)

with MANDO ALVARADO, MARIA ALEXANDRA BEECH, DANIEL GALLANT (NUYORICAN POETS CAFE), LANNA JOFFREY, BRYANT MASON, MATT OLMOS, and ANDREA THOME,

with a performance sampling from some of NoPassport's Hiberating Rattlesnakes.

 

11:30 AM CROSSING THE DISCIPLINARY MINEFIELD

Moderated by IVAN TALIJANCIC (WaxFactory) and JEFF JANISHESKI (O'NEILL THEATRE INSTITUTE)

Panel: ANN LIV YOUNG, ERIC DYER (RADIOHOLE), KENNETH COLLINS (TEMPORARY DISTORTION), CADEN MANSON (BIG ART GROUP), 

 

1:00 PM INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION: ENDANGERED SPECIES, FLAVOR OF THE MONTH AND/OR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Moderated by CATHERINE FILLOUX

Panel: SUSANA COOK (Performance Artist/Activist), CATHERINE CORAY (New York University), CHRISTINE EVANS (Harvard University), DOUG HOWE (The Internationalists), SAVIANA STANESCU (Playwright)  

*This is a Theatre Without Borders session

 

2:30 PM GENOCIDE DRAMA

Moderated by BIANCA BAGATOURIAN (Playwright & President of Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance)

Panel: MARCY ARLIN (Immigrants Theater Project), ALEXANDER DINELARIS (Playwright), CATHERINE FILLOUX (Playwright), J.T. ROGERS (Playwright), KELLY STUART (Playwright)

*This is an Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance session.

 

4 PM MEMORY, MEDIA AND THE DIGITAL ARCHIVE: VISIONS OF TODAY/TOMORROW

With ARIEL GUTIERREZ (University of Miami), KIRBY MALONE (Cyburbia Productions & George Mason University – pending final confirmation), LILLIAN MANZOR (University of Miami),

 

4:45-5 PM RECEPTION

 

 

Partners for the NoPassport Conference

 

The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance strives to fulfill its mission of projecting the Armenian voice on a world stage through theater and film by offering contests for new writing, play readings and various educational programs. For more information, please see www.armeniandrama.org orwww.biancabagatourian.com

 

 

The Internationalists is a collective of directors from around the world whose mission is to create a more open, sustainable and interactive global theatrical community.  We foster creative diplomacy in order to build bridges between artists and audiences of all nations.  By developing a global network of artists, we promote the creation of contemporary performance with an emphasis on cross-cultural exchange and collaboration. www.theinternationalists.org

 

 

Theatre Without Borders is an informal group of individual artists around the world who are interested in supporting international theatre exchange. TWB was created to recognize the universality & diversity of theatrical expression and the need for international artists to maintain dialogue across political boundaries.  www.theatrewithoutborders.com

 

 


Out of the Wings: Spanish and Spanish American Theatres in Translation

A contextualised resource of Spanish-language plays for English-speaking practitioners and researchers

Welcome to Out of the Wings, a project which aims to make the riches of the theatres of Spain and Spanish America accessible to English-speaking researchers and theatre professionals.

The virtual environment we are developing for the project will contain details of plays written in Spanish in different periods and countries, as well as information about their authors, sample translations into English, synopses, performance histories and many other tools for interpreting the featured drama.

  • King's College London
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Oxford University
  • Arts and Humanities Reseach Council

No Passport DREAMING THE AMERICAS February 22nd NYC

 

THE GRADUATE CENTER THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK NoPe – NoPassport ConferenceDREAMING THE AMERICAS / THE BODY POLITIC IN PERFORMANCENoPassport presents a one-day conference with the support of The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, Translation Think Tank, and in collaboration with Frank Hentschker and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.Initiated by Caridad Svich www.caridadsvich.com/NoPassport The conference will focus on a wide range of contemporary works for theatreand performance, viewing the body politic from a variety of formal perspectives.Topics that will be addressed in panels and special presentations include : the myriad articulations of political theatre, the face of theatre and social justice, mending democracy through theatre, dramaturgy affected by new technologies, performing the borderlands in and outside the US, intercultural negotiations in acts of translation, reconfiguring the classics, history, memory and transculturation in new writing. There will also be a book launch event for the release of three volumes from NoPassport Press. NoPassport was founded by playwright Caridad Svich as a Pan-American theatre alliance & press devoted to action, advocacy, and change toward the fosteringof cross-cultural diversity and difference in the arts with an emphasis on theembrace of the hemispheric spirit in US Latina/o and Latin-American theatre-making. Special thanks are given to The Segal Center for facilitating book sales at this event, Robert Jereski for help with coordination of the Plan Mexico panel, and the NoPe Conference Steering Committee: Daniel Banks, Daniel Brunet, Rafael Gallegos, Lanna Joffrey and Christina Marin. Note: Preliminary ScheduleProgram is subject to radical change. For detailed information and final schedule please check our website:http://web.gc.cuny.edu/mestcFriday, Feb. 22nd, 07 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Martin E. Segal Theatre Free.Suggested NoPassport donation at the door: $5.Reservations not required. Seats: First come, first served.Call 1.212.817.8215 or continuinged@gc.cuny.edu. Panels: 10 AM Introduction – “Healing the Body Politic” -Caridad Svich (founder, NoPassport) How can theatre face the world? And what do these faces, in turn, reveal who we are and the human power for spiritual transformation? Caridad Svich is an award-winning playwright, translator and lyricist whose work has been staged across the US and abroad. She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of NoPassport, contributing editor of TheatreForum, and editor of several books on theatre and performance. Visit her at www.caridadsvich.com 10:15 AM Keynote – “But Does It Work? Thinking About Efficacy in Political Art” – Stephen Duncombe (NYU/Gallatin School)  Many of us believe that culture is valuable tool for political change, but how do we know if it really works?  This talk will open up a discussion on how we might think about the efficacy of political art in such a way that honors creativity yet demands accountability.

Stephen Duncombe teaches the history and politics of media and culture at the Gallatin School Of New York University. He is the author, of among other books, Dream: Re-imagining Progressive Politics in the Age of Fantasy, and the editor of the Cultural Resistance Reader.  11:00 AM Theatre and Social Justice panel -moderated by Catherine Filloux  panel: Erik Ehn, Susana Cook, Amparo Garcia-Crow, Barclay Goldsmith, J.T. Rogers, Betty Shamieh; Featuring a performance excerpt from Killing the Boss currently playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre;  SUSANA COOK is a playwright/performer/director of political theater from Buenos Aires, Argentina living in New York since 1991. Her current work focuses on parallels between the dictatorship in Argentina and the present U.S. administration. creating powerful political satires that use humor as a tool for exposing the rationales used by those in power to justify oppressions against minorities. Erik Ehn is married ot Patricia Chanteloube. He's a playwright, artistic associate at Theater of Yugen (SF), Dean of the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts, and a graduate of New Dramatists. Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about genocide, human rights, and social justice for the past twenty years. Her plays are published by Playscripts, Inc., Smith & Kraus, Vintage, Dramatic Publishing & Seagull. She is a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders.  

Amparo Garcia-Crow is a playwright, director, actor/singer. She heads the City of Austin's new $16 million dollar Mexican American Cultural Center.

Barclay Goldsmith is Artistic Director of Borderlands Theater in Tucson, Arizona. J.T Rogers’ plays include The Overwhelming and Madagascar. He is resident playwright at New Dramatists and is currently on commission from the Royal National Theatre in London. Betty Shamieh is currently an NEA/TCG playwright-in-residence at Magic Theatre, where her play Territories is running through February 2008. Her recent productions include Roar at the New Group and The Black Eyed at New York Theatre Workshop. 11:45 AM Making Theatre in Mad Times  panel -moderated by Charlotte Meehan  With Elaine Avila, Christine Evans, Elana Greenfield, Ken Prestininzi, Ken Urban  ELAINE AVILA’s plays have been performed across the U.S., Canada, and Europe–including Lieutenant Nun (based on the true story of a woman conquistador), Burn Gloom (a music-theatre collaboration involving writers from 14 cities). Elaine is the Robert Hartung Endowed Chair of Dramatic Writing at the University of New Mexico. 

Christine Evans is an internationally produced playwright now based in the U.S. Ms. Evans teaches playwriting at Harvard.

 ELANA GREENFIELD is the author of At the Damascus Gate: Short Hallucinations (Green Integer, 2003), her play Nine Come is included in New Downtown Now: An Anthology of New Theater from Downtown New York (University of Minnesota Press, 2006). She is the winner of a Whiting Writers' Award, and teaches at The New School's Eugene Lang College, and NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Program. CHARLOTTE MEEHAN is a resident artist in the RAPT program at Perishable Theatre (Providence, RI) where her multimedia stage work, Sweet Disaster, will premiere in April 2008 under Ken Prestininzi’s direction.  Ms. Meehan is Playwright-in-Residence and Associate Professor of English at Wheaton College. 

KEN Prestininzi is a Resident Artist at Perishable Theatre, Providence, a seasoned

playwright/director/producer and  Associate Artistic Director of the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre, and teacher of ensemble theatre, directing, dramaturgy and other acts of daring. 

Ken Urban’s plays have been produced and developed by Target Margin, Annex Theatre, Luna Stage, Son of Semele Ensemble, and The Chocolate Factory. His new play The Happy Sad is being produced by The Flea in March 2008. He is the Artistic Director of The Committee in New York and he is currently a Playwriting Fellow at the Huntington Theater in Boston. www.kenurban.org

 12:30-1:00 PM
LUNCH
 1:30 PM Narrative Connections: Dramaturgy, Design and New Technologies -Presentation and panel moderated Randy Gener With Ping Chong, Kevin Cunningham, Kirby Malone, Jay Scheib and (pending confirmation) Sam Buntrock  Rapid developments in animations, video-game and computer technologies are profoundly affecting the domain of narrative and scenography. This presentation & panel investigates and explores the work of American theatre artists who have been deeply involved in new media.  Randy Gener gives an excerpt from “Storytelling by Digital Design: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create Plays,” a multimedia lecture that was presented at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial for World Scenography with the support of the Ford Foundation, through the Institute of International Education. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion, featuring  Ping Chong (Director and Media Artist); Kevin Cunningham (3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group); Jay Scheib (Director), Kirby Malone, co-editor of Live Movies: A Field Guide to New Media for the Performing Arts; and pending confirmation: Sam Buntrock, director of Sunday in the Park with George at Studio 54 Randy Gener is a New York city-based writer, playwright and critic. He is the senior editor of American Theatre, a monthly magazine published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG). He has lectured widely on arts and culture in the U.S. and in Europe.  2:30 PM Reconfiguring the classics in new writing panel-moderated by Saviana Stanescu With Matthew Maguire, Chiori Miyagawa, Diane Paulus, Shoshana Polanco, Jay Scheib, Caridad Svich, Anne Washburn Matthew Maguire is a co-artistic director of Creation Production Company and the Director of the Theatre Program at Fordham College at Lincoln Center.  His plays include The Tower, Phaedra, and Abandon.  He is a proud alumnus of New Dramatists.  His awards include an OBIE for Acting and an OBIE for Directing.  www.creationproduction.org Chiori Miyagawa is a playwright and dramaturg based in NYC.  She is a
resident playwright of New Dramatists.
 Diane Paulus is director of The Donkey Show, which has toured internationally and played an open run Off-Broadway. She is currently on commission from Ambassador Theatre Group in London. Shoshana Polanco has been producing Jay Scheib’s work since 2006. Past productions: Women Dreamt Horses for BAiT – Buenos Aires in Translation at PS 122 and This Place is a Desert at ICA in Boston and Under the Radar, Public Theater, NYC. Upcoming productions: Untitled Mars (this title may change) opening in April at PS 122 and the opera The Making of Americans opening at the Walker Arts Center in December. She has worked for BAM, Lincoln Center, Cervantino Festival, and TeatroStageFest among others.

Jay Scheib. Recent productions: This Place is a Desert, Under the Radar Festival, Public Theater; Addicted to Bad Ideas, with World Inferno Friendship Society, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival; Kommander Kobayashi, Saarländisches Staatstheater, Germany; Mozart Luster Lustik, Sava Center, Belgrade; Women Dreamt Horses, BAiT, PS 122. Upcoming: Untitled Mars (this title may change), in April at PS 122; The Making of Americans, Walker Arts Center in December. Mr. Scheib is an Associate Professor, for Theater at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Saviana Stanescu is a Romanian-born playwright teaching at NYU, TSOA, Drama Department. Her play Waxing West (La MaMa Theatre) won the 2007 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Script. She's currently a NYSCA writer-in-residence with Women's Project. CARIDAD SVICH is a playwright who has adapted works by Euripides, Sophoc
les, Shakespeare, Wedekind, Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, & Federico Garcia Lorca.
 Anne Washburn is a Brooklyn based playwright. Her plays include Apparition, The Internationalist, The Ladies, The Communist Dracula Pageant, and a sort of translation of Euripides' Orestes. 3:15 PM Translation on Deck: Intercultural Negotiations -moderated by Sarah Cameron Sunde & Marie Louise Miller  with Chantal Bilodeau, Daniel Brunet, Jean Graham-Jones, Peter Meineck, Jerry Ruiz  *(This is a Translation Think Tank session) Chantal Bilodeau is a playwright and translator originally from Montreal. She has translated plays by Koffi Kwahulé (Ivory Coast), Catherine Léger (Quebec) and Jean Cocteau (France), as well as scenes from a play by Pierre Mumbere Mujomba (Congo). Current translations include new plays by Larry Tremblay (Quebec) and Mohamed Kacimi (Algeria).

Daniel Brunet is a director, producer and translator. Based in both Berlin and Brooklyn, he is the Associate Director of German Theater Abroad and has translated nearly a dozen contemporary German plays in the last five years.Jean Graham-Jones is a professor of theatre at CUNY's Graduate Center, where she specializes in Latin American theatre,performance, and theory.Her translations of plays by Argentinean dramatists Ricardo Monti, Daniel Veronese, Federico León, Lola Arias, and Rafael Spregelburd have been published in two book-length collections: Reason Obscured: Nine Plays by Ricardo Monti (2004) and BAiT: Buenos Aires in Translation (2007).  Peter Meineck is Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company and a clinical professor of Classics and Ancient Studies at NYU. He was the winner of the American Translators Association Galantiere Award for his translation of Aeschylus' Oresteia. A volume of his Sophocles translations was recently published by Hackett.

Marie-Louise Miller is a director and dramaturg who has worked internationally as well as in and around New York City. She is a proud member of NoPassport, Theater Without Borders, and the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. She is also the smitten mother of two children.

Jerry Ruiz has directed at Repertorio Español, HERE Arts Center and Ensemble Studio theatre, and has upcoming projects with Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis and Flux Ensemble Theatre (NYC).  A two time recipient of the Van Lier Directing Fellowship and currently a Directing Resident at Second Stage, Jerry received his MFA in directing from UCSD. SARAH CAMERON SUNDE is associate artistic director at New Georges and co-founder of Translation Think Tank. She is a director and as a translator she specializes in contemporary Norwegian drama, most recently the work of Jon Fosse. 4:00 PM COFFEE BREAK 4:15-5:15 PM Brownout 2: Who's Listening? From casting through presentation, the practicalities of working with accents. -Moderated by Abel López.  With Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, Gita Reddy, Shirley Rumierk, Nilaja Sun* (This is an Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts session) Abel López (Director/GALA Hispanic Theatre) is Associate Producing Director of GALA Hispanic Theatre, where he directs for their mainstage season, and serves as president of the board of directors of the American Arts Alliance, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and the Helen Hayes Awards. Mr. López is also immediate past president of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), vice president of Americans for the Arts, chair of the Creative Communities Initiative of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, Chair-Emeritus of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and serves on the board of directors of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, In Series, Black Women's Playwrights Group, and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts.  Antonio Ocampo-Guzmán (Actor/Director/Dialect Coach/Linklater Voice Teacher/Northeastern University) joined the faculty of Northeastern University this past fall. Originally from Colombia, trained as a voice teacher with Kristin Linklater ( Freeing the Natural Voice ) and since 2003, has
been adapting this popular practice into Spanish and has offered both bilingual and Spanish-only training here in the U.S. as well as in Columbia , Panama , Mexico, and Spain .
 Gita Reddy (Actor/Director/Freelance Casting Director) Recent casting projects include productions include productions for the Culture Project and Alter Ego.   As an actor and director she has worked extensively in downtown theater, and was the 2005-07 Casting and Artistic Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop.  Shirley Rumierk (Actor) made her Broadway debut playing multiple Latina characters in Latinologues!  A versatile performer who has also worked on television and in film and numerous commercials, she is Co-Host of the hit New York City series, Cool in Your Code. Nilaja Sun (Actor/Playwright) is the solo performer and writer of the Off-Broadway smash No Child…, which concluded its run at the Barrow Street Theatre in June 2007 and is currently on tour. For her creation and performance of No Child…, Nilaja garnered a Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Theatre World Award, an Obie Award, the John Gassner Playwrighting Award, and was named the Best One-Person Show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.  The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts (formerly The Non-Traditional Casting Project) was established in 1986 to address and seek solutions to the problems of racism and exclusion in film, television, and theatre.   Today, its mission is to serve as an expert advocate and educational resource for full inclusion in theatre, film, television, and related media.   5:30-6:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM Trans-border Queerings: Intermedia Performances Re-imagine the Hemisphere
Ramon Rivera-Servera (Northwestern University, Performance Studies)

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera is assistant professor in the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. He is completing a manuscript entitled Grassroots Globalizations: Queer Sexualities and the Performance of Latinidad and co-editing with E. Patrick Johnson, Blaktino Queer Performance: A Critical Anthology.

7:05 PM Plan Mexico: Impunity, the ‘Drug War’ and Human Rights in Mexico-moderated by Jason Grote with Harry Bubbins, Laura Carlsen, Hector Sánchez Harry J. Bubbins is an environmental educator who was named Bronx Advocate of the Year, the Enterprise Foundation's Hero of the Month, accepted the Clearwater Award from the Waterfront Center and was a finalist for the Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award by the Municipal Art Society   He was a friend and colleague of Brad Will and has been involved in the movement to achieve accountability for his murder. Laura Carlsen is director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy www.americaspolicy.org  She has worked as a foreign policy analyst and journalist in Mexico for two decades and is co-editor of  Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular resistance in Mexico.

Jason Grote is a playwright. His plays include 1001, Box Americana, This Storm is What We Call Progress, Hamilton Township, and Maria/Stuart. Visit him at jasongrote.com.
Hector Sánchez is the Policy Education Coordinator for Global Exchange's Mexico Program. He represents the program in Washington, D.C., where he coordinates efforts to inform and organize legislators and key organizations in support of new priorities on trade and immigration. http://www.globalexchange.org/countries/americas/mexico/

8:05 PM History, Memory and Transculturation: NoPassport Press Book Launch-moderated by Otis Ramsey-Zoe with Anne Garcia-Romero, Oliver Mayer, and Alejandro Morales NoPassport Press presents a conversation with three writers who each have a newly available collection of plays.  Otis Ramsey-Zöe is a freelance dramaturg who has developed new plays with The Sundance Institute, Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, and Center
Stage, among others.

Anne García-Romero's plays have been developed and produced at the NYSF/Public Theater, Summer Play Festival, The Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, Borderlands Theater and South Coast Repertory. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama and is an alumna of New Dramatists.

 Oliver Mayer is Assistant Professor of Dramatic Writing at USC School of Theatre. He is a working playwright, screenwriter, and librettist.

Alejandro Morales is a New York based playwright and co-Artistic Director of Packawallop Productions.  His most recent production was the silent concerto at the 14th Street Theater. 8:45-9:00 PM Networking/Reception  


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No Passport w/ Translation Think Tank presents DREAMING THE AMERICAS: THE BODY POLITIC IN PERFORMANCE at MESTC CUNY

DREAMING THE AMERICAS / THE BODY POLITIC IN PERFORMANCENoPassport presents a one-day conference with the support of The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, Translation Think Tank, and in collaboration with Frank Hentschker and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.Initiated by Caridad Svich www.caridadsvich.com/NoPassport The conference will focus on a wide range of contemporary works for theatreand performance, viewing the body politic from a variety of formal perspectives.Topics that will be addressed in panels and special presentations include : the myriad articulations of political theatre, the face of theatre and social justice, mending democracy through theatre, dramaturgy affected by new technologies, performing the borderlands in and outside the US, intercultural negotiations in acts of translation, reconfiguring the classics, history, memory and transculturation in new writing. There will also be a book launch event for the release of three volumes from NoPassport Press. NoPassport was founded by playwright Caridad Svich as a Pan-American theatre alliance & press devoted to action, advocacy, and change toward the fosteringof cross-cultural diversity and difference in the arts with an emphasis on theembrace of the hemispheric spirit in US Latina/o and Latin-American theatre-making. Special thanks are given to The Segal Center for facilitating book sales at this event. Note: Preliminary ScheduleProgram is subject to radical change. For detailed information and final schedule please check our website:http://web.gc.cuny.edu/mestcFriday, Feb. 22nd, 07 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Martin E. Segal Theatre Free.Reservations not required. Seats: First come, first served.Call 1.212.817.8215 or continuinged@gc.cuny.edu.

THE GRADUATE CENTER THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

 NoPe – NoPassport ConferenceDREAMING THE AMERICAS / THE BODY POLITIC IN PERFORMANCENoPassport presents a one-day conference with the support of The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, Translation Think Tank, and in collaboration with Frank Hentschker and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.Initiated by Caridad Svich www.caridadsvich.com/NoPassport The conference will focus on a wide range of contemporary works for theatreand performance, viewing the body politic from a variety of formal perspectives.Topics that will be addressed in panels and special presentations include : the myriad articulations of political theatre, the face of theatre and social justice, mending democracy through theatre, dramaturgy affected by new technologies, performing the borderlands in and outside the US, intercultural negotiations in acts of translation, reconfiguring the classics, history, memory and transculturation in new writing. There will also be a book launch event for the release of three volumes from NoPassport Press. NoPassport was founded by playwright Caridad Svich as a Pan-American theatre alliance & press devoted to action, advocacy, and change toward the fosteringof cross-cultural diversity and difference in the arts with an emphasis on theembrace of the hemispheric spirit in US Latina/o and Latin-American theatre-making. Special thanks are given to The Segal Center for facilitating book sales at this event, Robert Jereski for help with coordination of the Plan Mexico panel, and the NoPe Conference Steering Committee: Daniel Banks, Daniel Brunet, Rafael Gallegos, Lanna Joffrey and Christina Marin. Note: Preliminary ScheduleProgram is subject to radical change. For detailed information and final schedule please check our website:http://web.gc.cuny.edu/mestcFriday, Feb. 22nd, 07 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Martin E. Segal Theatre Free.Suggested NoPassport donation at the door: $5.Reservations not required. Seats: First come, first served.Call 1.212.817.8215 or continuinged@gc.cuny.edu. Panels: 10 AM Introduction – “Healing the Body Politic” -Caridad Svich (founder, NoPassport) How can theatre face the world? And what do these faces, in turn, reveal who we are and the human power for spiritual transformation? Caridad Svich is an award-winning playwright, translator and lyricist whose work has been staged across the US and abroad. She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of NoPassport, contributing editor of TheatreForum, and editor of several books on theatre and performance. Visit her at www.caridadsvich.com 10:15 AM Keynote – “But Does It Work? Thinking About Efficacy in Political Art” – Stephen Duncombe (NYU/Gallatin School)  Many of us believe that culture is valuable tool for political change, but how do we know if it really works?  This talk will open up a discussion on how we might think about the efficacy of political art in such a way that honors creativity yet demands accountability.

Stephen Duncombe teaches the history and politics of media and culture at the Gallatin School Of New York University. He is the author, of among other books, Dream: Re-imagining Progressive Politics in the Age of Fantasy, and the editor of the Cultural Resistance Reader.  11:00 AM Theatre and Social Justice panel -moderated by Catherine Filloux  panel: Erik Ehn, Susana Cook, Amparo Garcia-Crow, Barclay Goldsmith, J.T. Rogers, Betty Shamieh; Featuring a performance excerpt from Killing the Boss currently playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre;  SUSANA COOK is a playwright/performer/director of political theater from Buenos Aires, Argentina living in New York since 1991. Her current work focuses on parallels between the dictatorship in Argentina and the present U.S. administration. creating powerful political satires that use humor as a tool for exposing the rationales used by those in power to justify oppressions against minorities. Erik Ehn is married ot Patricia Chanteloube. He's a playwright, artistic associate at Theater of Yugen (SF), Dean of the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts, and a graduate of New Dramatists. Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about genocide, human rights, and social justice for the past twenty years. Her plays are published by Playscripts, Inc., Smith & Kraus, Vintage, Dramatic Publishing & Seagull. She is a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders.  

Amparo Garcia-Crow is a playwright, director, actor/singer. She heads the City of Austin's new $16 million dollar Mexican American Cultural Center.

Barclay Goldsmith is Artistic Director of Borderlands Theater in Tucson, Arizona. J.T Rogers’ plays include The Overwhelming and Madagascar. He is resident playwright at New Dramatists and is currently on commission from the Royal National Theatre in London. Betty Shamieh is currently an NEA/TCG playwright-in-residence at Magic Theatre, where her play Territories is running through February 2008. Her recent productions include Roar at the New Group and The Black Eyed at New York Theatre Workshop. 11:45 AM Making Theatre in Mad Times  panel -moderated by Charlotte Meehan  With Elaine Avila, Christine Evans, Elana Greenfield, Ken Prestininzi, Ken Urban  ELAINE AVILA’s plays have been performed across the U.S., Canada, and Europe–including Lieutenant Nun (based on the true story of a woman conquistador), Burn Gloom (a music-theatre collaboration involving writers from 14 cities). Elaine is the Robert Hartung Endowed Chair of Dramatic Writing at the University of New Mexico. 

Christine Evans is an internationally produced playwright now based in the U.S. Ms. Evans teaches playwriting at Harvard.

 ELANA GREENFIELD is the author of At the Damascus Gate: Short Hallucinations (Green Integer, 2003), her play Nine Come is included in New Downtown Now: An Anthology of New Theater from Downtown New York (University of Minnesota Press, 2006). She is the winner of a Whiting Writers' Award, and teaches at The New School's Eugene Lang College, and NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Program. CHARLOTTE MEEHAN is a resident artist in the RAPT program at Perishable Theatre (Providence, RI) where her multimedia stage work, Sweet Disaster, will premiere in April 2008 under Ken Prestininzi’s direction.  Ms. Meehan is Playwright-in-Residence and Associate Professor of English at Wheaton College. 

KEN Prestininzi is a Resident Artist at Perishable Theatre, Providence, a seasoned

playwright/director/producer and  Associate Artistic Director of the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre, and teacher of ensemble theatre, directing, dramaturgy and other acts of daring. 

Ken Urban’s plays have been produced and developed by Target Margin, Annex Theatre, Luna Stage, Son of Semele Ensemble, and The Chocolate Factory. His new play The Happy Sad is being produced by The Flea in March 2008. He is the Artistic Director of The Committee in New York and he is currently a Playwriting Fellow at the Huntington Theater in Boston. www.kenurban.org

 12:30-1:00 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM Narrative Connections: Dramaturgy, Design and New Technologies -Presentation and panel moderated Randy Gener With Ping Chong, Kevin Cunningham, Kirby Malone, Jay Scheib and (pending confirmation) Sam Buntrock  Rapid developments in animations, video-game and computer technologies are profoundly affecting the domain of narrative and scenography. This presentation & panel investigates and explores the work of American theatre artists who have been deeply involved in new media.  Randy Gener gives an excerpt from “Storytelling by Digital Design: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create Plays,” a multimedia lecture that was presented at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial for World Scenography with the support of the Ford Foundation, through the Institute of International Education. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion, featuring  Ping Chong (Director and Media Artist); Kevin Cunningham (3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group); Jay Scheib (Director), Kirby Malone, co-editor of Live Movies: A Field Guide to New Media for the Performing Arts; and pending confirmation: Sam Buntrock, director of Sunday in the Park with George at Studio 54 Randy Gener is a New York city-based writer, playwright and critic. He is the senior editor of American Theatre, a monthly magazine published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG). He has lectured widely on arts and culture in the U.S. and in Europe.  2:30 PM Reconfiguring the classics in new writing panel-moderated by Saviana Stanescu With Matthew Maguire, Chiori Miyagawa, Diane Paulus, Shoshana Polanco, Jay Scheib, Caridad Svich, Anne Washburn Matthew Maguire is a co-artistic director of Creation Production Company and the Director of the Theatre Program at Fordham College at Lincoln Center.  His plays include The Tower, Phaedra, and Abandon.  He is a proud alumnus of New Dramatists.  His awards include an OBIE for Acting and an OBIE for Directing.  www.creationproduction.org Chiori Miyagawa is a playwright and dramaturg based in NYC.  She is a
resident playwright of New Dramatists.
 Diane Paulus is director of The Donkey Show, which has toured internationally and played an open run Off-Broadway. She is currently on commission from Ambassador Theatre Group in London. Shoshana Polanco has been producing Jay Scheib’s work since 2006. Past productions: Women Dreamt Horses for BAiT – Buenos Aires in Translation at PS 122 and This Place is a Desert at ICA in Boston and Under the Radar, Public Theater, NYC. Upcoming productions: Untitled Mars (this title may change) opening in April at PS 122 and the opera The Making of Americans opening at the Walker Arts Center in December. She has worked for BAM, Lincoln Center, Cervantino Festival, and TeatroStageFest among others.

Jay Scheib. Recent productions: This Place is a Desert, Under the Radar Festival, Public Theater; Addicted to Bad Ideas, with World Inferno Friendship Society, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival; Kommander Kobayashi, Saarländisches Staatstheater, Germany; Mozart Luster Lustik, Sava Center, Belgrade; Women Dreamt Horses, BAiT, PS 122. Upcoming: Untitled Mars (this title may change), in April at PS 122; The Making of Americans, Walker Arts Center in December. Mr. Scheib is an Associate Professor, for Theater at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Saviana Stanescu is a Romanian-born playwright teaching at NYU, TSOA, Drama Department. Her play Waxing West (La MaMa Theatre) won the 2007 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Script. She's currently a NYSCA writer-in-residence with Women's Project. CARIDAD SVICH is a playwright who has adapted works by Euripides, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Wedekind, Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, & Federico Garcia Lorca. Anne Washburn is a Brooklyn based playwright. Her plays include Apparition, The Internationalist, The Ladies, The Communist Dracula Pageant, and a sort of translation of Euripides' Orestes. 3:15 PM Translation on Deck: Intercultural Negotiations -moderated by Sarah Cameron Sunde & Marie Louise Miller  with Chantal Bilodeau, Daniel Brunet, Jean Graham-Jones, Peter Meineck, Jerry Ruiz  *(This is a Translation Think Tank session) Chantal Bilodeau is a playwright and translator originally from Montreal. She has translated plays by Koffi Kwahulé (Ivory Coast), Catherine Léger (Quebec) and Jean Cocteau (France), as well as scenes from a play by Pierre Mumbere Mujomba (Congo). Current translations include new plays by Larry Tremblay (Quebec) and Mohamed Kacimi (Algeria).

Daniel Brunet is a director, producer and translator. Based in both Berlin and Brooklyn, he is the Associate Director of German Theater Abroad and has translated nearly a dozen contemporary German plays in the last five years.Jean Graham-Jones is a professor of theatre at CUNY's Graduate Center, where she specializes in Latin American theatre,performance, and theory.Her translations of plays by Argentinean dramatists Ricardo Monti, Daniel Veronese, Federico León, Lola Arias, and Rafael Spregelburd have been published in two book-length collections: Reason Obscured: Nine Plays by Ricardo Monti (2004) and BAiT: Buenos Aires in Translation (2007).  Peter Meineck is Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company and a clinical professor of Classics and Ancient Studies at NYU. He was the winner of the American Translators Association Galantiere Award for his translation of Aeschylus' Oresteia. A volume of his Sophocles translations was recently published by Hackett.

Marie-Louise Miller is a director and dramaturg who has worke
d internationally as well as in and around New York City. She is a proud member of NoPassport, Theater Without Borders, and the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. She is also the smitten mother of two children.

Jerry Ruiz has directed at Repertorio Español, HERE Arts Center and Ensemble Studio theatre, and has upcoming projects with Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis and Flux Ensemble Theatre (NYC).  A two time recipient of the Van Lier Directing Fellowship and currently a Directing Resident at Second Stage, Jerry received his MFA in directing from UCSD. SARAH CAMERON SUNDE is associate artistic director at New Georges and co-founder of Translation Think Tank. She is a director and as a translator she specializes in contemporary Norwegian drama, most recently the work of Jon Fosse. 4:00 PM COFFEE BREAK 4:15-5:15 PM Brownout 2: Who's Listening? From casting through presentation, the practicalities of working with accents. -Moderated by Abel López.  With Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, Gita Reddy, Shirley Rumierk, Nilaja Sun* (This is an Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts session) Abel López (Director/GALA Hispanic Theatre) is Associate Producing Director of GALA Hispanic Theatre, where he directs for their mainstage season, and serves as president of the board of directors of the American Arts Alliance, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and the Helen Hayes Awards. Mr. López is also immediate past president of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), vice president of Americans for the Arts, chair of the Creative Communities Initiative of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, Chair-Emeritus of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and serves on the board of directors of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, In Series, Black Women's Playwrights Group, and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts.  Antonio Ocampo-Guzmán (Actor/Director/Dialect Coach/Linklater Voice Teacher/Northeastern University) joined the faculty of Northeastern University this past fall. Originally from Colombia, trained as a voice teacher with Kristin Linklater ( Freeing the Natural Voice ) and since 2003, has been adapting this popular practice into Spanish and has offered both bilingual and Spanish-only training here in the U.S. as well as in Columbia , Panama , Mexico, and Spain . Gita Reddy (Actor/Director/Freelance Casting Director) Recent casting projects include productions include productions for the Culture Project and Alter Ego.   As an actor and director she has worked extensively in downtown theater, and was the 2005-07 Casting and Artistic Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop.  Shirley Rumierk (Actor) made her Broadway debut playing multiple Latina characters in Latinologues!  A versatile performer who has also worked on television and in film and numerous commercials, she is Co-Host of the hit New York City series, Cool in Your Code. Nilaja Sun (Actor/Playwright) is the solo performer and writer of the Off-Broadway smash No Child…, which concluded its run at the Barrow Street Theatre in June 2007 and is currently on tour. For her creation and performance of No Child…, Nilaja garnered a Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Theatre World Award, an Obie Award, the John Gassner Playwrighting Award, and was named the Best One-Person Show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.  The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts (formerly The Non-Traditional Casting Project) was established in 1986 to address and seek solutions to the problems of racism and exclusion in film, television, and theatre.   Today, its mission is to serve as an expert advocate and educational resource for full inclusion in theatre, film, television, and related media.   5:30-6:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM Trans-border Queerings: Intermedia Performances Re-imagine the Hemisphere
Ramon Rivera-Servera (Northwestern University, Performance Studies)

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera is assistant professor in the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. He is completing a manuscript entitled Grassroots Globalizations: Queer Sexualities and the Performance of Latinidad and co-editing with E. Patrick Johnson, Blaktino Queer Performance: A Critical Anthology.

< strong>7:05 PM Plan Mexico: Impunity, the ‘Drug War’ and Human Rights in Mexico
-moderated by Jason Grote with Harry Bubbins, Laura Carlsen, Hector Sánchez Harry J. Bubbins is an environmental educator who was named Bronx Advocate of the Year, the Enterprise Foundation's Hero of the Month, accepted the Clearwater Award from the Waterfront Center and was a finalist for the Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award by the Municipal Art Society   He was a friend and colleague of Brad Will and has been involved in the movement to achieve accountability for his murder. Laura Carlsen is director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy www.americaspolicy.org  She has worked as a foreign policy analyst and journalist in Mexico for two decades and is co-editor of  Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular resistance in Mexico.

Jason Grote is a playwright. His plays include 1001, Box Americana, This Storm is What We Call Progress, Hamilton Township, and Maria/Stuart. Visit him at jasongrote.com.
Hector Sánchez is the Policy Education Coordinator for Global Exchange's Mexico Program. He represents the program in Washington, D.C., where he coordinates efforts to inform and organize legislators and key organizations in support of new priorities on trade and immigration. http://www.globalexchange.org/countries/americas/mexico/

8:05 PM History, Memory and Transculturation: NoPassport Press Book Launch-moderated by Otis Ramsey-Zoe with Anne Garcia-Romero, Oliver Mayer, and Alejandro Morales NoPassport Press presents a conversation with three writers who each have a newly available collection of plays.  Otis Ramsey-Zöe is a freelance dramaturg who has developed new plays with The Sundance Institute, Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, and Center Stage, among others.

Anne García-Romero's plays have been developed and produced at the NYSF/Public Theater, Summer Play Festival, The Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, Borderlands Theater and South Coast Repertory. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama and is an alumna of New Dramatists.

 Oliver Mayer is Assistant Professor of Dramatic Writing at USC School of Theatre. He is a working playwright, screenwriter, and librettist.

Alejandro Morales is a New York based playwright and co-Artistic Director of Packawallop Productions.  His most recent production was the silent concerto at the 14th Street Theater. 8:45-9:00 PM Networking/Reception  

 


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