Theatre Arts & Performance Studies

Graduate Colloquium Series

2023-24 Graduate Colloquium/Events

This schedule is subject to change and additions.

Date & Time Title
September 15: 11:00 - 12:30PM Professionalization Seminar: Job Interviewing
September 28: 6:00 - 7:30PM Dr. Alexandra T. Vazquez
Professor, Performance Studies, New York University
¡Aprieta!: Songs, Cities, and Archival Castaways
October 25: 12:00 - 1:30PM Professionalization Seminar: Conferences
December 1: Time TBD
(online event)
Dr. Kimberly Bain
Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures, The University of British Columbia
February 9: Time TBD Professionalization Seminar: Teaching
March 8: Time TBD Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou
Practicing Psychoanalyst, New York City
April 11: 6:00 - 7:30PM Dr. Sharon Patricia Holland
Distinguished Professor, Department of American Studies, University of North Carolina
April 25: 12:00 -1:30PM Professionalization Seminar: Dissertation Proposal
May 10: 12:00 - 1:30PM MA Presentations

Past Graduate Colloquium

Date & Time Title
September 30: 11:30 - 1PM Professionalization Seminar: Academic Milestones
October 21: 11:30 - 1PM Dr. Julius Fleming
Department of English, University of Maryland
November 18: 11:30 - 1PM Dr. Hentyle Yapp
Theatre and Performance Studies, UC San Diego
February 10: 11:30 - 1PM Dr. Hershini Bhana Young
Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin
February 24: 11:30 - 1PM Professionalization Seminar: Conferences, Publications
April 21: 11:30 - 1PM Dr. Tina Post
Department of English, University of Chicago
May 5: 11:30 - 1PM Professionalization Seminar
Friday, March 5

Dr. Tiffany (Lethabo) King

(Georgia State University)

"Shoals, Erotic Ecologies and Experiments"

In Conversation with Dr. Rebecca Schneider

Friday, March 26

Dr. Victoria Fortuna

 (Reed College)

"Moving Otherwise: Dance, Violence, and Memory in Buenos Aires"

Friday, October 4

L. H. Stallings

 (African American Studies, Georgetown University)

"Creative Methodologies and Black Sexuality Studies"

Wednesday, October 16

Publications Workshop w/TAPS Faculty

Becker Library, Noon - 1PM

Friday, October 25

Coleman Nye

(Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University)

Friday, November 1

TAPS graduate student ASTR/ASA paper presentations

Becker Library, 2-4PM

Friday, November 22

Julian Boal

(Director, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed)

Friday, February 21 

Kandice Chuh

(English, CUNY)

TBD MA Presentations
Friday, October 12 Amber Musser: "Working Around the Incommensurate: Brown Jouissance and Kara Walker's A Subtlety"
Friday, November 30 Jordy Rosenberg: "Auto-Fiction or Auto-Eroticism?" 
Friday. December 7 Robin Bernstein, "Performance, Prison, and the Criminalization of Black Freedom"
Friday, February 8 Juana Maria Rodriguez, "Puta Life: Seeing Latinas, Working Sex"
February 28 - March 1 Grad recruitment
Friday, April 5 Jisha Menon, "Building Bangalore: Panic, Precarity, and Property"
Friday, May 10 MA Presentations

Meet and Greet with New PhD Students

Wednesday, September 13

Becker Library

5:30PM - 7PM

Graduate Colloquium: Sarah Jane Cervenak

"Black Gathering: Between Performativity and Ungiven Social Life"

Friday, September 15

Room 211, Lyman Hall

4PM - 5:30PM

The Activist Body Symposium

Friday, September 29

The Granoff Center & Ashamu Dance Studio

Graduate Colloquium: Clare Croft

"Unstable Hierarchies: Eisa Jocson, Jill Johnston, and Queer Dancing"

Monday, October 2

Room 211, Lyman Hall

Noon - 1:30PM

Academics in the Wider World: Engagement and Issues in Political Life - Networking and Conferences

Led by Jasmine Johnson

Friday, October 27

Becker Library

11:30AM -1PM

Graduate Colloquium: C. Riley Snorton

"Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity"

Friday, December 8

Room 211, Lyman Hall

11:30AM - 1PM

Graduate Colloquium: Richard Gough

"Certainties and Perplexities at the Confluence of Performance Research

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Wednesday, February 21

Room 211, Lyman Hall


Academics in the Wider World: Engagement and Issues In Political Life - Networking and Conferences

Led by Leon Hilton

Friday, March 9

Becker Library

1:30PM -2:30PM



Graduate Colloquium: Rizvana Bradley

"Breakdown: Black Gestural Ecologies" 

Friday, April 20

Room 211, Lyman Hall



Brown Bag Lunch with Claire Bishop

Wednesday, April 25

 Becker Library


Graduate Colloquium: Kyla Tompkins

"So Moved: Ferment, Jelly, Intoxication, Rot"

Room 211, Lyman Hall

Friday, April 27


MA Presentations

Friday, May 4

Becker Library

Noon - 2:00PM

Fri, September 2 at 6pm at  50 John Street Studio Salon with PhDs, MFAs and graduate faculty.
Reading: TBA.
Fri, September 9 at noon in Becker Library / Lyman 212 (TBD) Mel Chen (UC Berkeley).
Graduate Colloquium Talk.
Fri, October 7 at noon / 4pm (TBD) in Becker Library Soyica Colbert.
Graduate Colloquium Talk.
Fri, October 17 at noon in Becker Library PhD professionalization workshop.
Fri, November 18 at noon in Becker Library POSTPONED PhD professionalization workshop.
Mon, March 6 at noon in Lyman 211

Amy Holzapfel, Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre at Williams College.


Thu, March 16, time TBD

Naomi Bragin, assistant professor in the school of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at University of Washington Bothell.

Fri, April 24 at noon in Becker Library

Anusha Kedhar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Dance, Colorado College

Fri, September 4 at 6pm at  50 John Street Studio Graduate Student Salon and dinner. Reading: Bernstein and Ono.
Fri, September 18 at noon in Becker Library Library orientation for theatre and performance studies. Lunch provided.
Fri, September 25 at noon in Becker Library Professionalization session. Opening discussion about conferences in the field, publication, trajectory to the job market, etc. Lunch provided.
Fri, October 2 at noon in Granoff Studio 1 Michal Kobialka talk Of Memory and History: Tadeusz Kantor’s Theatre of Minima Moralia. Part of the Kantor Centenary at Brown. Please bring your lunch. Snacks provided. 
Fri, October 2 at 5:30pm in Lyman 211 Michal Kobialka talk entitled Materialism of  the  Encounter
October 8-10 Conference "The Terms of Media," organized by field faculty member Chun. Schneider to present. Details TBA. (Recommended not required)
Fri, October 30 at 4pm in Lyman 211 Nick Salvato, Cornell University, talk entitled Performing Digital Digressiveness
December 4-5 Conference "Political Concepts," organized by field faculty Bewes, with Honig, Adir. Schneider to present. Details TBA. (Recommended)
Feb. 12 at noon, Becker Library Patrick McKelvey, PhD, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. Please bring your own lunch
Feb. 24 at noon, Becker Library

Sean Metzger, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and, TelevisionTalk entitled,  Human Traffic, Seascapes, and Theatricality

Feb. 26 at noon, Becker Library Jasmine Johnson, Brandeis University, in conjunction with residency of Urban Bush Women will give a talk entitled Body as Passport: Flight and Borders
March 10 at 5pm, Lyman 211 Amelia Jones, ROSKI School of Art and Design, will give a talk entitled Intimate Relations:  What Makes Performance Queer? What Makes Queer Performative?
Thu, March 17 at noon, Becker Library Soyoung Yoon, The New School
March 19-21 Recruitment weekend for new graduate student admits. Please be in town.
March 20, at 5pm, Becker Library Key Text session led by Patricia Ybarra. Texts to be circulated in advance
Wed, March 23 at 5pm, Lyman 211 Talk by Allana Thain, McGill University, will give a talk entitled Fabulation and Futurity in the Anarchive.
April 8 at noon, Becker Library Colleen Daniher, Presidential Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellow, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies 
April 22 at noon, Becker Library Eleanor Skimin, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
April 29 at noon, Becker Library Uri McMillan, UCLA, Department of English
May 6 at noon, Lyman 211 MA Presentations: Charlson, Huang, Kim, Santucci. Please bring your lunch.