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October 29

Black Acting Methods with Sharrell D. Luckett

Cover of Black Acting Methods Critical Approaches

Monday, October 29
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Discussion + 2:00pm Interactive Seminar

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Celebrating the recent publication of Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches (Routledge 2017), Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett will host a conversation with fellow theatre teachers, researchers, and makers concerning the decolonization of acting methods and pedagogies. While recent conversations tend to focus on norms of representation, this event seeks to explore the myriad eurocentric assumptions that are at play in the formative process of acting, and to present alternatives that stem from African legacies, sensibilities, and experiences. In addition to the
public conversation, a closed session for interested actors will take place during the afternoon. Registration to the session is required by RSVP to blackactingmethods@gmail.com. Space is limited.

Photo courtesy of the artist

Sharrell D. Luckett, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Drama and Performance Studies and Director of the Weinberger Center for Drama and Playwriting at the University of Cincinnati. She is lead editor of the award-winning Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches (2017), and author of YoungGiftedandFat: An Autoethnography of Size, Sexuality, & Privilege (2018). In addition to working as a dramaturg, playwright, and actress, Luckett has directed Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, for colored girls… by Ntozake Shange,Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Ruined by Lynn Nottage, and Dreamgirls by Krieger & Eyan, among others. She is founding Director of the Black Acting Methods® Studio, a training program in performance theory and practice.

With additional support from the Helen Weinberger Center for Drama and Playwriting, University of Cincinnati.

Start: Oct 29, 2018
End: Oct 29, 2018
Venue: Segal Theatre
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December 17

Experimental Theatre + Performance Publishing with 3 Hole Press, 53rd State Press, and Ugly Duckling Presse

Left to Right: Matvei Yankelevic, Mac Wellman, Kate Kremer (photos courtesy of the artists), and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff © Roman Kane.

Monday, December 17
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Discussion

The 2018 Daniel Gerould Memorial Lecture

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Why publish a play in the 21st century? What are the limits of performance and paper—and what becomes possible when they converge? Can something be so analog that it becomes futuristic? In the last decades, independent publishing houses have taken up the challenge to re-think the relationship between print and performance in our times of post-dramatic theatre and ubiquitous virtual texts.

Join Mac Wellman, publishers Matvei Yankelevich (Ugly Duckling Presse), Kate Kremer (53rd State Press), Rachel Kauder Nalebuff (3 Hole Press) and affiliate artists from each press for conversations and readings from newly released works.

Is God Is
By Aleshea Harris
Introduced by Dawn Lundy Martin
3 Hole & Soho Rep. Special Edition


Pop Star Series
By Neal Medlyn
53rd State Press


A Piece of Work
By Annie Dorsen
Ugly Duckling Presse

Start: Dec 17, 2018
End: Dec 17, 2018
Venue: Segal Theatre
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