Beth Weinstein Selected for Course at Harvard
Through a competitive application process, SoA Associate Professor Beth Weinstein has been selected to participate in an intense two-week course of study at Harvard University, with faculty members and graduate students from around the world, to explore topics in theater and performance research. The topic for the 2014 session will be Locations of Theater. The investigations will address the architecture and archaeologies of theater, from the invention of the raised stage to the rebellion against special-purpose theater spaces with site-specific performance, and many of the evolutions of theatrical location and dislocation in between.
Participants work with an international faculty of distinguished scholars in daily seminars on overarching theoretical and methodological topics related to the theme of "Locations of Theater." In addition to the daily seminars, the program includes discussions, research workshops, performances, and evening lectures taught by visiting faculty members. Due to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation participants pay no tuition.