The Show Must Not Go On:
Rupture in Theatre and Performance
October 7, 2022
Graduate Student Conference
This conference gathers scholars and artists from multiple disciplines to explore how we engage with performance and rupture—when practices must stop or be stopped, on account of epidemiological, ecological, social, political, economic crises, catastrophes, and/or seismic cultural shifts. How do we account for institutions and artists deciding (or claiming to decide) to radically shift course or discontinue production altogether? And how do we address or theorize “audience” in such a rupture—as a collective body to be mobilized, measured, monetized, and/or virtualized? In the midst (or, soon we hope, aftermath) of the nth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, how do we approach or identify rupture when we are in its throes: as an end, a turning point, or a new start? How does or can rupture differ from pause, course-correction, or temporary suspension?
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PH.D. PROGRAM IN THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE
THE GRADUATE CENTER, THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK