170 St. George Street
Time: Jun 2nd, 10:00 am End: Jun 3rd, 8:00 pm
Interest Categories: Urban, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Communications, Cinema, Architecture, Landscape, Design
Collaboration between JHI Fellows and Volcano Theatre
inFORMING CONTENT is a workshop that combines experimental theatre-making with academic research
Volcano Theatre teams up with five fellows of the Jackman Humanities Institute to present a two-day play creation seminar using contemporary scholarship as a starting point for artistic exploration. Deborah Pearson, a Canadian based in the UK who is at the forefront of the new theatre, leads this workshop.
Two components will be offered to the public: both are free, but due to intense demand, registration is required.
1. The Talks: Saturday 2 June, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue [map]
This series of brief presentations from JHI Fellows Mark Kingwell, Mary Nyquist, Bradley Rogers, Paul Langeslag, and Wendy Byrnes will be the catalyst for artistic and scholarly dialogue. Each will share their ideas and current research in a short presentation designed to inspire thought and compell action.
2. The Performances: Sunday 3 June, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street [map]
Seven teams of workshop participants each led by a theatre professional will respond to the talks by creating short, site-specific theatre pieces throughout the Jackman Humanities Building. It's immediate. It's experimental, and it's intimate. You will see this space and the work of these scholars in a whole new way.
Event website at Volcano Theatre
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