LECTURES AND PANELS

Lecture

Transmedia Dramaturgy of Pre- and Post-Pandemic Theatre

The classical, Aristotelian dramaturgy of two dimensional linear storytelling traditionally used in theatre and film no longer works in transmedia narratives which in addition to deploying familiar plot-driven structural devices (inciting incident, climax, denouement), often incorporate multiple access points, serendipity, immersion, worldbuilding, role play, seriality, and time/space co-presence. With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing theatre to adapt new technologies and new transmedia dramaturgy, new questions emerge: how are we to analyze, think critically, and develop narratives that use multiple structural and architectural frameworks?

MAHINDRA HUMANITIES CENTER AT HARVARD & metaLAB at HARVARD

Panel

The Future of Transmedia PERFORMANCE

MAHINDRA HUMANITIES CENTER AT HARVARD & metaLAB at HARVARD

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies AT HARVARD

Lecture

Postcolonial Approaches to Central and Eastern European Theatre and Performance

The lecture addresses the application of postcolonial theory to Central and Eastern European theatre and performance and the potential implications – political, social, aesthetic – of contextualizing theatre and performance from the region through the prism of postcolonial critique. What are the limits and possibilities of the shift towards postcolonial theory within Slavic Studies’ scholarship in theatre and performance studies?