2012 Conference Schedule
Friday, APRIL 13, 2012 Pre-Conference
Pre-conference performance: Brian Herrera’s I Was the Voice of Democracy, Lyceum Theatre 7:30 p.m.
Brian Herrera's I Was The Voice of Democracy is an hour-long, solo performance that recalls the true story of a 17 year old kid who is briefly thrust into a peculiar kind of fame when a patriotic speech he writes on a whim ends up winning a national contest. Through autobiographical storytelling, this one -man show offers a mix of analysis and anecdote (both hilarious and heartbreaking) as Brian puzzles through the memories, mementos and artifacts that comprise the archive of his own teenage experience. By turns comedic and contemplative (and told in style that is equal parts David Sedaris and Spalding Gray), Brian Herrera's "I Was the Voice of Democracy" asks whether we ever really stop being the person we once were.
Tickets $10 general/ $5 students. To order tickets, see http://theatrefilm.asu.edu/events/ .
LYCEUM THEATRE LOCATION: http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe&building=LYC
Saturday, APRIL 14, 2012 (Lyceum Theatre)
9 AM: COFFEE AND REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION
9:30 AM: WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS:
with Caridad Svich (founder, NoPassport), Micha Espinosa, Tamara Underiner and graduate students in the Theatre and Performance of the Americas(TPOA) program.
10 AM: TRANSLOCALITIES/ INTERDISCIPLINARITIES
Moderator Jon Rossini (UC-Davis)
Panel: Marivel Danielson (ASU), David William Foster (ASU), Amira de la Garza (ASU), Tiffany Ana Lopez (UC Riverside), Eric Mayer-Garcia (Louisiana State University), Robert Neustadt (Northern Arizona University) Kindra Steenerson (Coker College); Claudia Villegas-Silva (CSU-Fullerton).
This panel considers how the notion of "translocality" is operative in the participants’ particular field of research, artistic or administrative endeavor, in order to launch a broader conversation about translocalities in theatre, performance, academia, and (inter) disciplinary investments for the conference.
Noon: KEYNOTE: LUIS ALFARO,
Introduced by Ramón H. Rivera-Servera (Northwestern University)
1 PM BREAK FOR LUNCH OFFSITE
2:30 PM EMERGING SCHOLAR WORK SESSION, featuring the Graduate Students of the TPOA Program
Moderator Laurelann Porter (ASU)
The Doctoral Students of the TPOA program have a diverse set of research interests all bound together by the idea that performance in our hemisphere has theoretical and historical links eliciting particular strategies for engaging with the discourse surrounding cultural identity & expression, displacement, postcoloniality, and citizenship. This panel will present the state of the various research projects of this group in the form of a workgroup. As an embodiment of this driving philosophy, the group seeks to find ways to physically manifest the questions, findings and future of their research projects.
4 PM COMMUNITY-BASED WORKSHOP: ART AND ACTIVISM
with Jeff McMahon (ASU-Tempe), Roberto Gutierrez Varea (USF), and Stacie Chaiken (What’s Your Story, Los Angeles) , Carla Melo (ASU-Tempe)
6 PM DINNER BREAK (Offsite)
7:30 PM Performance: The House of the Spirits by Caridad Svich, based on the novel by Isabel Allende, at ASU-Tempe’s Galvin Playhouse (directed by Rachel Bowditch).
Tickets: $12/general (select faculty/staff); $8 for students.To order tickets, see http://theatrefilm.asu.edu/events/
LOCATION: PAUL V. GALVIN PLAYHOUSE: http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe&building=FAC
Sunday, APRIL 15, 2012
10 AM COFFEE BREAK AND REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION, and NOPE PRESS Book Table
10:30 AM: BROADER LANDS: WRIGHTING THE SOUTHWEST
moderated by Anne Garcia-Romero (Nortre Dame University) and Otis Ramsey-Zoe (editor, NoPassport Press) a playwrights panel with Luis Alfaro, Kara Hartzler, Oliver Mayer (USC), Guillermo Reyes (ASU-Tempe), and Elaine Romero. This is a NoPassport Press event.
12 PM BORDERLANDS THEATER in Celebration with Barclay Goldsmith
Twenty-six years of Borderlands Theater with performance excerpts from NO ROOSTERS IN THE DESERT by Kara Hartzler, based on field work by Anna O’Leary.
1 PM: LUNCH BREAK (Offsite)
2 PM: GLOBAL HORIZONS: W/RIGHTING THE WEST/EAST COAST and POLITICIZED BODIES
moderated by Bianca Bagatourian (President, ADAA).
panel: Ed Mast, Claudio Raygoza (Ion Theatre, San Diego), Joe Peracchio, and Marcos Najera (TBA). This is an Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance panel.
3:30 PM FOCUSED PLATICA: CAPITAL FLOWS
Moderated by Brian Herrera (University of New Mexico).
Lead Speaker: Paul Bonin-Rodriguez (UT-Austin). Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, Ph.D., works as an artist-scholar in the Performance as Public Program, where he is an Assistant Professor. His research examines the policies, practices, and histories that inform artist sustainability in the United States, with a special focus on queer performance and performances by people of color. Currently, he is at work on a book, The Artist-Producer: How New Market Economies and Cultural Developments Changed the Role of Artists in the U.S. and Abroad, which shows how market forces over the last 100 years have changed social and material expectations of artists in ways not yet recognized by cultural policy sector or many artist training programs. He is also writing Puro Teatro, a musical about the Cubana singer, La Lupe.
As those working in the arts and humanities encounter intensifying reckoning points about the "value" of what we do, this conversation endeavors both to examine the naturalized operation of capital in our daily/working lives and also to think adventurously about (and possibly beyond) current systems of "capital flow" within the arts and humanities. As funding continues to mostly flow through neo-governmental institutions (like universities, foundations, publishing houses and regional councils), all of which inevitably privilege neoliberal atomization (one entity gets the grant/production/contract, thereby proving that the system works), what alternative models might we intuit, rehearse or point to as we continue our necessary work of creativity, critique and survival? When even the most forward thinking artists and scholars often (must) rely upon existing models of resource distribution, what should those working in the arts and humanities be asking ourselves about the "flow" of capital? Platica contributors will draw upon their own creative and critical expertise as they contribute to a discussion of a specified object (text, event, figure, movement) to be determined several weeks in advance of the NoPassport Conference.
4:45 PM THE POLITICS OF PLANNING
moderated by Daniel Banks (DNAWORKS, CUNY); panel: Elaine Avila (University of New Mexico), Roberto Bedoya (Tucson Pima Arts Council), Kathryn Ervin (Cal State-San Bernardino), Coya Paz (DePaul University), Mary Stephens and Tamara Underiner (ASU-Tempe) will discuss of the process and politics of planning productions and programming for their organizations. What are successful strategies for keeping work current and relevant in various contexts? What are the challenges? How do these dynamics change regionally; or in moving from community-based, to academic, to professional institutions and in the overlap and intersections between these settings?
6 PM DINNER BREAK (Offsite)
7:30 PM FLOR Y CANTO: WRITERS SLAM
9-9:15 PM Closing Remarks