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inFORMing Content: Performances

inFORMing Content: Performances
170 St. George Street
Time: May 5th, 3:00 pm End: May 5th, 6:00 pm
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Collaboration between Volcano Theatre and the Jackman Humanities Institute

May 3 - 5, 2013

Presented by Volcano Theatre and The Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto,
inFORMING CONTENT is a three-day creation lab combining an exploration of experimental approaches to theatre-making, with inspiration provided by a group of scholars giving short presentations from their various expert viewpoints.

inFORMING CONTENT aims to expose young theatre-makers to forms of creation that are outside the scope of most traditional training in Canada. We strive to challenge artists to collaborate with academic experts in performance creation. By doing so, we institute a dialogue that will allow these new forms to mirror, prod at, and in some cases explode content.

Friday 3 May: Public Research Presentations

  • Erica Allen-Kim, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Instructor, UTSC Department of Arts, Culture and Media
  • Stacy Jameson, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanties and Instructor, Centre for Studies of the United States
  • Xochitl Ruiz, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Instructor, Department of Anthropology
  • Aldea Mulhern, doctoral candidate, Department for the Study of Religion
  • Mathura Sabanayagam, JHI Undergraduate Fellow in Biology and English

The evening will feature an introduction by Volcano Theatre's Production Director, Deborah Pearson, who will outline how these six brief presentations will inspire new and original dramatic productions over the course of the next two days.  Each scholar will then present a short, accessible snapshot of their research passions.  Most presentations will focus on the JHI 2012-2013 Annual Theme, Food.

During the course of the weekend, teams of actors will work with the spaces of the Jackman Humanities Building at 170 St. George Street to develop new theatre from the ideas presented.  The presentations and performances are free and open to the public.

Friday 3 May, 7:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m.  Research presentations (45 Willcocks Street) Click HERE to register

Sunday 5 May, 3:00 p.m. -- 6:00 p.m.  Performances (170 St. George Street) Click HERE to register

For more information about Volcano Theatre, email info@volcano.ca or call (416) 538-5619.  Please note - RSVPing does not register you as a participant in the full weekend workshop. Click HERE to register as a participant.


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