Panel Discussion and Performance Demonstration – “How We Stage Queer Life Stories”
Zell B. Miller Student Learning Center
The University of Georgia, 48 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
This panel will examine the unique process being used in creating Always (K)new, an original cross-cultural theatrical oral history project that draws from stories of LGBTQ individuals collected in Georgia, Colombia, and Brazil. Always (K)new is being developed in collaboration with Alberto Tibaji, an internationally recognized theatre artist from Brazil who specializes in using autobiographical techniques in devising original movement/text pieces drawn from personal narratives. The Willson Center, the Latin American Caribbean Studies Institute, the Portuguese Flagship Program, the department of theatre and film studies, and the LGBT Resource Center are collaborating to bring Tibaji to campus for a 10-week artistic residency this fall.
- Prof. George Contini, Theatre and Film Studies
- Prof. Robert Moser, Romance Languages, Director of Portuguese Flagship Program
- Meg Evans, Director, UGA LGBT Center
- Prof. Richard Gordon, Director of Latin American Carribean Studies Institute, Romance Languages
- Prof. Alberto Tibaji, Theatre Professor at Sao Joao del-Rei Federal University (UFSJ)
- Cecilia Translavina, Animator
Featuring Members of the UGA MFA Graduate Acting Ensemble
Always (K)new will be presented at Seney-Stovall Chapel at 200 N. Milledge Ave. on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, 2017 at 7.30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.