2019 PSWG Fall Schedule

Please find below a schedule of presentations for the Fall 2019 semester. We will meet on these Tuesdays from 2-3pm in 220 York Street, room 100. Light refreshments will be available.  All are welcome.  Hope to see you there!


PSWG Events

Sep 17 Kathy Foley, “Eurasian Migrations in Puppet Theatre and Clowns: Hindu, Muslim, and Contemporary Exchanges

Oct 1Kimberly Jannarone, “Publicly Performing Politics: The Mass Gymnastics of North Korea”

Oct 8 Jenn Joy, “Requiem of Shadows” 

Oct 15Charles O’Malley, “Specific Anarchy: Subversion of Gender in 1970s San Francisco”

Oct 22 Steve Luber, “FPS: First-Person Spectator”

Nov 5Elise Morrison, “Postdramatic Stress: Performance in the Aftermath of War”

Nov 12Katherine Profeta, “The Promise of Common Creation in Improv Comedy and Contact Improvisation”

Nov 19Shilarna Stokes, “On Being Numerous: Mass Pageantry and the Paradox of Democratic Sovereignty.”

Nov 26 — (Thanksgiving week, no PSWG meeting)

Dec 3Joseph Roach, “The Temptations of Goodness:  Brecht’s Enlightenment”

Dec 10Kathryn Lofton, “Gospel Minstrelsy in Popular Music: The Case of Bob Dylan”

Dec 17Gavin Whitehead, “She Looks as if She’s Seen a Ghost”

Events of Interest: Other performance studies-related events happening on or near campus

  • Sep 25: Center for Collaborative Arts & Media (CCAM) Talk, “Physics and Dance,” Emily Coates and Sarah Demers, 7-9pm. CCAM, 149 York Street. Link here 
  • Oct 22: Hot Topics Lecture: Jonathan Meth, 3:30pm. Sponsored by the Department of Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama. Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 317
  • Oct 23: Slavic Studies colloquium, Meghann Barker, “Slipping Away: Uncanny Tensions in Puppetry and Childhood,” 3-5pm, WLH 208
  • Oct 31: Sumarsam, Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music, Wesleyan University and Research Scholar at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) presents “Islamizing a Hindu-Javanese Texts: The Story of Jimat Kalimasada in Wayang Puppet Play” at the ISM Fellows Lunch, 12-1, Graduate Club
  • Nov 6: City Seed and Sanctuary Kitchen (New Haven based refugee advocacy groups) partner with Bregamos Theater to screen a film about an adaptation of Antigone performed by Syrian refugee women in Lebanon, 7-9pm
  • December 10:  Hot Topics Lecture: Katalin Trencsényi, 3:30pm. Sponsored by the Department of Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama. (Location TBD)