On Friday October 16th from 3-5:30 pm, we are lucky enough to have Broadway’s Carrie Manolakos giving a masterclass in singing that is free and open to all College of Art & Letters students!
Carrie Manolakos is a Broadway star, actress, writer, and recording artist best known for her roles on stage, including Sophie Sheridan in Broadways Mamma Mia! and Elphaba in the National Tour of Wicked. Carrie can also be heard as a voice on The Greatest Showman and Incredibles 2, and her live interpretation of Radiohead’s Creep became an international phenomenon nearing 4 million views and counting.
To attend, please register using the Zoom link below as soon as possible. Students can participate in the webinar by asking questions and observing.
Carrie will also be doing an online live concert with the Wharton Center on Friday October 23rd.
Keynote Lecture and Workshop | Indigenizing Shakespeare, Madeline Sayet: Friday, February 5th (Public Lecture at 2pm and MSU Workshop at 3:30pm)
- Lecture: “Native American Shakespeare: The Journey to Representation”: this lecture will examine the complex history of the relationship between Shakespeare’s plays and the indigenous peoples of America, from the onset of colonialism through the present day. Madeline will also share insights into how this intersection informs her own life and work, and the Native Theatre Movement at large.
- Workshop: In this session, Mohegan Director Madeline Sayet will guide participants through a process of creatively indigenizing Shakespeare for themselves. Participants will begin their own dynamic reimaginings of the plays and be empowered to make bold creative choices in their own work going forward.
- Also see the attached flyer with further details (and how to register), and contact Katie Knowles (email@example.com) or Jyotsna Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Nikita Gale | March 17 | Virtual on Zoom | 4 PM EST
This event does not require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please do so using the link and password below.
https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants
Nikita Gale (b. 1983, Anchorage, Alaska; lives and works in Los Angeles) is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California and holds a BA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeological Studies from Yale University and earned an MFA in New Genres at UCLA. Gale’s practice is often structured by long-term obsessions with specific objects and the ways these objects gesture towards particular social and political histories. Gale uses ubiquitous consumer technologies as frameworks to consider how individuals potentially reproduce their relationships to objects within their relationships to psychic space and political, social, and economic systems. For Gale, the term “reproduction” is as much a mechanical, technical process as it is a process rooted in sex, biology, and the organic.
On a more physical register, Gale’s work points to the ways that many technologies can be understood as instruments that extend or amplify the body through a relationship to touch. Reproduction connects humans to a desire for extension and amplification both biologically and through industrial processes. By engaging with materials that have properties that are simultaneously acoustic and protective, Gale’s recent work considers the role of the audience as a social arena and examines the ways in which silence and noise function as political positions and conditions.
Nikita’s work has recently been exhibited at MoMA PS1 (New York); LACE (Los Angeles); Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles); Matthew Marks Gallery (Los Angeles); The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York); Rodeo Gallery (London); Ceysson & Benetiere (Paris); and in “Made in L.A. 2018” at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles). Gale’s work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Art21, AQNB, Frieze, Vogue, and Flash Art. Nikita currently serves on the Board of Directors for GREX, the west coast affiliate of the AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.
For more information about Nikita Gale and their work, please visit their website.
Pre-1800 Pedagogy Roundtable | Teaching Pre-1800 Texts Today: Friday, March 19th, 2-4pm
- In this roundtable, graduate students and faculty will give short presentations on the topic: pedagogy about/with performance and play in pre-1800 courses. These presentations will be followed by a discussion and joint activity where we create a syllabus/depository of texts, links, etc. useful for those teaching pre-1800 texts.
- If interested in giving a presentation at the workshop, or to learn more, please contact Emily Yates (email@example.com).
Symposium | Performance and Play: Friday, April 16th, 2-5pm
- In this symposium, we will explore the various intersections between technology, performance, and play. We are seeking short papers of approximately 3-5 double-spaced pages for inclusion in the symposium, which will be organized as round-table discussions with presenters speaking for about 5 minutes before opening discussion up to the entire group of presenters and audience members.
- See the attached CFP and contact Stephen Deng (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.