2011 NOPE Conference
NoPassport and NUYORICAN POETS CAFE present
5th annual NoPe - NoPassport Conference
DREAMING THE AMERICAS: GLOBAL CHANGE IN PERFORMANCE
NoPassport and Nuyorican Poets Cafe present a two-day conference with the support of Cynthia Cohen, The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance, Fulana, Idiom, HotInk @ the Lark, Rock Wilk, The Secret City, and the Sundance Institute Theatre Program.
Initiated and Curated by Caridad Svich
Co-curated by Catherine Coray & Daniel Gallant
Conference @ the Nuyorican Poets Café/NY
236 East 3rd Street
Fri. MARCH 4, 2011 10:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and
Sat. MARCH 5, 2011 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Two-day Pass Registration required: $25
Student Rate Tix at the door only w/ ID: $15 two-day pass, $10 one day.
Join Kia Corthron, David Greenspan, Melanie Joseph, Teresa Eyring, Randy Gener, JT Rogers, Erik Ehn, Philip Himberg, Chiori Miyagawa, Saviana Stanescu, Chris Wells of The Secret City and a distinguished roster of artists & scholars for the 5th annual NoPassport “Dreaming the Americas” Conference held at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York City. The two-day conference will focus theatre-making through activism & embrace of global perspectives. Keynote speech by playwright Jose Rivera. Performances from spoken word artist Rock Wilk and Latino video & satire collective Fulana. There will also be a special documentary film screening, and book launches for new titles from NoPassport Press from Carson Kreitzer, Linda Faigao-Hall, Ruth Margraff & more.
MARCH 3, 2011 pre conference special event: NO CUTS
The Internationalists and NoPassport theatre alliance & press in association with ICSCS and INTAR present
a reception celebrating the power of art in the spirit of social and cultural change. and an opportunity to share short poems or prose pieces, lifted up for the undeniable spiritual power of art-making, regardless of supply and demand and in protest against budget cuts in the arts across the US.
this salon is the kick-off event for the 5th annual NoPassport Dreaming the Americas Conference: Global Change
to be held at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on March 4th and 5th, 2011.
NO CUTS is on March 3rd, 2011 at INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director),
500 West 52nd Street, 4th Floor, NYC from 8 to 9:30PM
Free admission. Donations suggested to cover practical costs.
*This evening is inspired by and instigated in solidarity with Theatre Uncut, a project of Reclaim and Meeting Point Productions to be held in the UK and in the US and other countries from 16-19 March, 2011.
March 4th and 5th, 2011 Conference @ Nuyorican Poets Café/NY
MARCH 4, 2011 Panels:
10 AM- 10:30 AM Registration.
10:30-45 AM OPENING REMARKS
With CARIDAD SVICH (founder, NoPassport), CATHERINE CORAY (artistic director, HotINK @ the Lark) and DANIEL GALLANT (Executive Director, Nuyorican Poets Café)
11:00 AM INVOCATION: THE SECRET CITY: CHRIS WELLS
11:30 AM-1:00 PM ACTIVISM IN PERFORMANCE
Conceived by Chiori Miyagawa & Kristin Horton
Moderator: KRISTIN HORTON (Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Gallatin School) Panel: APHRA BEHN and JULIA CHILD (members of Guerrilla Girls On Tour!), ZAK BERMAN (Co-founder, Epic Theatre Ensemble), STEPHEN DUNCOMBE (Associate Professor, NYU Gallatin School, co-founder Center for Artistic Activism) and CHIORI MIYAGAWA (playwright-in-residence, Bard College, and member of Hibakusha Stories, www.hibakushastories.org)
1:15-1:45 KEYNOTE: JOSE RIVERA: THE GLOBAL SOUTH
JOSE RIVERA is Oscar-nominated screenwriter of “The Motorcycle Diaries” and award-winning playwright.
2:00-3:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
3:15-4:15 PM DAVID GREENSPAN FOUR PLAYS & A MONOLOGUE:
Moderator: HELEN SHAW (Time Out). Panel: DAVID GREENSPAN with DAVID HERSKOVITS (Artistic Director, Target Margin Theatre), and ANNE WASHBURN (Playwright)
4:30-5:50 PM DINNER BREAK
6:00-6:25 PM PERFORMANCE EXCERPT: ROCK WILK
6:30-7:30 PM GENOCIDE & POLITICAL ATROCITY IN THEATER
Moderator: BIANCA BAGA TOURIAN In Conversation with playwrights: ERIK EHN (Head of Playwriting, Brown University), MARCUS GARDLEY (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), MAC WELLMAN (Brooklyn College) *This is an Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance session
7:45-8:50 PM FILM SCREENING: ACTING TOGETHER, introduced by Cynthia Cohen (Brandeis University)
MARCH 5, 2011 PANELS:
10 AM-10:10 AM Registration
10:15-11:50 AM WANNA PLAY? GAMING DESIGN & PERFORMANCE
Moderator: LINSEY BOSTWICK (Big Art Group) Panel: Lisa O’Connell (Playwright and Artistic Director of Pat The Dog Playwright’s center), Elise Morrison (Recent PHD graduate from Brown University, focusing on Surveillance performance), Jared Mezzocchi, (Video Designer, Programmer and Editor, Big Art Group among others), Koosil-JA (dance, media, and sound artist (recently created interactive systems for dance and digital simulation of body and brainwaves for Music for koosil-ja/danceKUMIKO)
12:00-1:15 PM: SUNDANCE INSTITUTE THEATRE EAST AFRICA: a work session with DEBORAH ASIIMWE (playwright, and specialist, East Africa), and PHILIP HIMBERG (Producing Artistic Director, Sundance Institute Theatre Program). Sundance Institute East Africa is a program to support the work of theatre artists in East Africa, as well as to create exchange and exposure opportunities between U.S. artists and East African writers, directors, and performers. In the spirit of this exchange, Sundance Institute East Africa engages with East African artists in Africa as well as East African artists sharing their work with artists in the U.S.
1:30-2:15 PM GLOBAL PLAYGROUND
Moderator: SAVIANA STANESCU ( New York University ) Panel:TERESA EYRING (Executive Director, TCG), LAUREN WEIGEL (Executive Producer, The Play Company), IAN ROWLANDS (Playwright, Wales ), ZISHAN UGURLU (Director/Professor, Eugene Lang College, New School; Artistic Director of Actors Without Borders)
2-2:50 PM LUNCH BREAK
3-3:50 PM VELOCITY AND COGNITIVE LABOR: An IDIOM Magazine conversation
Moderator: STEPHEN SQUIBB (Producing Artistic Director at Woodshed Collective, Editor at Idiom, Editor at NoPassport Press, Associate Publisher at n+1, consigliere to Martha Rosler, one half of International Pastimes and a Committee Member for the Public School | NY)
Panel: JESSICA LOUDIS writes for Slate, the Times Literary Supplement, The San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, and is books editor for Idiom, LAILA PEDRO is a phd candidate in French at CUNY, a poet, and a translator. And GEORGIA SAGRI is an artist. She lives and works in NY, Brooklyn. She is a graduate of Columbia University, Visual Arts Department. She is the founder and editor in chief of sound-only magazine Forté. She is currently developing a performance piece that will be presented in April at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao part of the group exhibition “The Luminous Interval “. Her work is shown at Anthony Reynolds, London, AD, Athens, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami and MendesWoood, Sao Paolo.
4-4:50 PM HOTINK IN TRANSLATION
Moderator: CATHERINE CORAY (Associate Professor, NYU;
Artistic Director, HotINK @ the Lark) Panel: ANDY BRAGEN, MIGDALIA CRUZ, and AYA OGAWA *This is a HotINK @ the Lark session.
5-5:45 PM PERFORMANCE: FULANA
FULANA, the Latina, video and satire collective plays the “cocktail” hour.
6-6:50 PM ALTERNATIVE METHODOLOGIES IN & OUT OF THE IVORY TOWER
Moderators: CHARLOTTE MEEHAN (Wheaton College) Panel: ELAINE AVILA (University of New Mexico), KEN PRESTININZI (Yale School of Drama), ELANA GREENFIELD (New School), RUTH MARGRAFF (Art Institute of Chicago), and LISA SCHLESINGER (Columbia College, Chicago, pending confirmation)
7-8:15 PM NoPASSPORT PRESS SALON on WRITING AS METAMORPHOSES: KIA CORTHRON, LINDA FAIGAO-HALL, CATHERINE FILLOUX, CARSON KREITZER, RUTH MARGRAFF Moderators: RANDY GENER, OTIS RAMSEY-ZOE (editors, NoPassport Press)
8:20 PM CLOSING REMARKS and announcement of forthcoming NoPassport books from Christine Evans, Rinde Eckert, Linda Faigao-Hall, Lisa Ramirez, Kara Hartz, and Repertorio Espanol.