March 2, 2018 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
Each semester, the Common Hour program asks members of the student body to nominate a faculty member to present the Karofsky Faculty Encore lecture, honoring that faculty member as a teacher and role model. This semester’s presenter is Sarah Bay-Cheng, Professor and Chair of Theater and Dance.
In a world saturated with digital media and technology, what is the role of live performance? When you can live-stream the world in your phone, why should anyone attend a live show? And, what does ‘live’ mean anymore? Connecting popular culture, critical theory, and new technologies, this talk considers current trends among international theatre and performance artists who focus their work on emerging digital technologies with particular attention to British playwright Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information (2012). This talk further serves as an introduction to the working process and ideas behind the upcoming production of Churchill’s play in Bowdoin’s Department of Theater and Dance, March 2-4, 2018.
This lecture will be streamed live at Bowdoin Live Webcasts