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    November 19, 2021
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Expanding the Idea of Theater: Performance Art, Devised Theatre and More
Friday 11/19 ,
2021 at 5:00 eastern time (note the new time)

Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.

In the room: Pablo Helguera,¬†artist, performer, author and¬†former¬†Director of Adult and Academic Programs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; and¬†Sarah Hughes, director and producer of collaborative theater works and new media. Non-traditional modes of creating theater have had a long proud history, and yet are not understood ‚Äď or are misunderstood ‚Äď by so many theater professionals today. Given the fact that we are returning to a post-COVID world of live performance, and that we have had a year and a half to reconsider our priorities and our art, perhaps this is a good time to explore creative options. Collaborative processes may have an appeal after being in isolation for so long. Now that we've been pushed to work in virtual medium, will new media be part of our toolbox? Can new media and VR be considered theater, film, both or neither? Can these forms express and explore themes and issues more effectively than linear narrative plays?