Panel Discussion and Performance Demonstration – “How We Stage Queer Life Stories”

This panel will examine the unique process being used in creating Always (K)new, an original cross-cultural theatrical oral history project that draws from stories of LGBTQ individuals collected in Georgia, Colombia, and Brazil. Always (K)new is being developed in collaboration with Alberto Tibaji, an internationally recognized theatre artist from Brazil who specializes in using autobiographical techniques in devising original movement/text pieces drawn from personal narratives. The Willson Center, the Latin American Caribbean Studies Institute, the Portuguese FlagshipProgram, the department of theatre and film studies, and the LGBT Resource Center are collaborating to bring Tibaji to campus for a 10-week artistic residency this fall.Panelists include:Prof. George Contini, Theatre and Film StudiesProf. Robert Moser, Romance Languages, Director of Portuguese Flagship ProgramMeg Evans, Director, UGA LGBT CenterProf. Richard Gordon, Director of Latin American Carribean Studies Institute, Romance LanguagesGuest Artists:Prof. Alberto Tibaji, Theatre Professor at Sao Joao del-Rei Federal University (UFSJ)Cecilia Translavina, AnimatorFeaturing Members of the UGA MFA Graduate Acting Ensemble Always (K)new will be presented at Seney-Stovall Chapel at 200 N. Milledge Ave. on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, 2017 at 7.30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:00pm

Zell B. Miller Learning Center, 213
48 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602

Office of Research, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
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