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The School of the Art Institute Performance Dept. & Chicago Puppet Fest present:

Online Symposium: How Objects Make Meaning on Stage: New Perspectives

January 29, 2022

Moderator:
Dr. Dassia N. Posner, Associate Professor of Theatre, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Northwestern University

Panelists:

Ana Diaz Barriga, Puppetry Practitioner and Scholar, Doctoral Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama at Northwestern University
Presentation: Where You Look versus What You See: A Cognitive Approach to Puppetry Spectatorship

Jess Bass, Art Director/ Creative Director/ Designer, MFA candidate in the Sculpture Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Presentation: What is Around

Marissa Fenley, Ph.D. student in English and Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago
Presentation: Ellen Van Volkenburg’s “Disarrangement” of A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

Dr. Skye Strauss, puppetry practitioner and scholar, PhD from the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama, Northwestern University
Presentation: A Shift in Mindset: From Mastery to Material Listening

Kezia Waters, interdisciplinary/ Performing Artist, MFA Candidate in Studio Art / Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Presentation: What Makes an Object Scared? Or Black Functionality Through Objects

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