Ticket holders are invited to post performance discussions with CSC artists following designated Tuesday performances. Talkbacks are free to all ticket holders, seating subject to availability.
ROMEO & JULIET
October 22 & 29, 2013
Ticket holders are invited to post performance lectures and discussions following designated Saturday matinees. Saturday Symposia are free to all ticket holders, seating subject to availability.
ROMEO & JULIET
October 26, 2013: Arnold Aronson, Professor of Theatre, Columbia University
Arnold Aronson is Professor of Theatre in the MFA Theatre Program at the Columbia University School of the Arts in New York City where he has taught since 1991. He writes primarily about scenography and about avant-garde theatre and is the author of The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography; American Set Design; American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History; Architect of Dreams: The Theatrical Vision of Joseph Urban; Looking into the Abyss: Essays on Scenography; Exhibition on the Stage: Reflections on the 2007 Prague Quadrennial(ed.), and The Disappearing Stage: Reflections on the 2011 Prague Quadrennial (ed.). He has also contributed essays to The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov; Approaching the Millennium: Essays on Tony Kushner’s Angels in America; Arthur Miller’s America: Theater & Culture in a Time of Change; Pleasure: The Architecture and Design of Rockwell Group; Against Theatre: Creative Destructions on the Modernist Stage; and Performance Design. He has been the recipient of fellowships from The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, Italy, and The Bogliasco Foundation, Italy, and has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Estonia, Korea, and Italy. He also served for many years as the chair of the History and Theory Commission of the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians (OISTAT). Professor Aronson has a long association with the Prague Quadrennial of Stage Design and Theatre Architecture having served as President of the International Jury in 1991 and 1999, curator of the U.S. exhibit in 1995, and General Commissioner in 2007. For the PQ 2011, he edited The Disappearing Stage: Reflections on 2011 Prague Quadrennial.
November 2, 2013: Megan E. Carter, ROMEO & JULIET Dramaturg
Megan E. Carter is a freelance dramaturg/producer. Most recently she served as the Associate Artistic Director of Women’s Project Theater, where she was the dramaturg and line-producer for ten world premieres, six New York premieres, five developmental productions, three site-specific shows and dozens of workshops and readings. In addition to managing WP’s new play development and playwright commissions, she also led the Lab for Playwrights, Directors and Producers. Favorite recent projects include Jackie by Elfriede Jelinek, How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann, Or by Liz Duffy Adams and Freshwater by Virginia Woolf. Education: MFA in Dramaturgy, Brooklyn College/CUNY.
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