Panel Discussion and Performance Demonstration – “How We Stage Queer Life Stories”

November 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Miller Learning Center, room 213
Zell B. Miller Student Learning Center
The University of Georgia, 48 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
Panel Discussion and Performance Demonstration - "How We Stage Queer Life Stories" @ Miller Learning Center, room 213

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.

Panelists include:

  • 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

Guest Artists:

  • 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.