Oct 27 - Oct 29 2017
Escape from the Archive: Encountering History through Theatre and Performance

Performance & Music
October 27-29, 2017
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Presented by Erin Stoneking and Caitlin Kane

Escape from the Archive is a weekend-long symposium on the staging of history through theatre and performance. This free and public event will gather scholars and artists to explore how theatre and performance serve as generative sites of encountering and reanimating the past. The symposium will feature a keynote lecture from scholar Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown University), panels of papers delivered by local faculty and graduate students, a visit to the Human Sexuality Collection hosted by curator Brenda Marston, a staged reading of a play by Leigh Fondakowski with Kelli Simpkins (Tectonic Theater Project) and undergraduates, a performance of the audio play Storm Country by the Cherry Arts, and a talkback with the artists from the Cherry and the History Center in Tompkins County.

Friday, October 27
Opening Reception; 5:00-5:30pm; 124 Schwartz Center
Roundtable; 5:30-7:00pm; 124 Schwartz Center

Saturday, October 28
Keynote Lecture; 1:30-3:00pm; Film Forum, Schwartz Center
Staged Reading; 7:00-9:00pm; Black Box Theatre, Schwartz Center

Sunday, October 29
Audioplay Performance; 11:30am-1:00pm; meet behind Boatyard Grill

Related Links:
Performing & Media Arts | website
History Department | website
Graduate and Professional Student Assembly | website
Engaged Cornell | website
Human Sexuality Collection | website
English Department | website
Leigh Fondakowski and Kelli Simpkins | website
Soyica Diggs Colbert | website
Lisa Merrill | website
The History Center in Tompkins County | website