Performance & Music
March 15-16, 2019
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Presented by Sara Warner
The history of feminist performance is one of radical storytelling, of showing how the personal is political and of carving out spaces in which women can feel, in the words of Holly Hughes, “at last, fully human.” Feminist performance offers a critical lens into the sex and gendered dynamics of power, a lens that can challenge – or reinforce – racist, classist, and transphobic embodiments.
The Department of Performing and Media Arts will host an interdisciplinary symposium titled “Feminist Directions: Performance, Power, and Leadership,” during which acclaimed artists Tisa Chang (Pan Asian Repertory Theatre), Holly Hughes (University of Michigan), Rhodessa Jones (Cultural Odyssey), and Lois Weaver (Queen Mary University of London) will join local artists, scholars, and activists for a free, multi-day event including performances, workshops, and roundtable discussions.