Richard Schechner is a legendary downtown theater artist, currently on faculty at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he was one of the founders of the Performance Studies department. In 1967 Schechner founded New York’s The Performance Group, now The Wooster Group, an influential experimental theater company. He currently edits The Drama Review, and has directed and/or conducted performance workshops in the USA, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Australia, and Europe.
In October 2013, Schechner participated in a roundtable discussion at FringeArts in Philadelphia, produced by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, along with Patricia Lent (Merce Cunningham Trust) and Sharon Hayes (visual artist), moderated by Shannon Jackson (UC Berkeley). That same weekend Lucinda Childs re-presented a half-dozen of her early dance works, with Center funding; the group met to discuss reconstruction, restaging, and reenactment across artistic fields.
The Community Education Center produced the 25th New Edge Artists Service Program and Performance Series, connecting emerging and established artists with resources to rehearse and showcase their work.
Jazz Bridge presents a concert featuring two musical duos: saxophonist Jimmy Heath and his brother, drummer Tootie Heath, and trumpeters and brothers Duane Eubanks and Robin Eubanks.
FringeArts presents South African theater artist Brett Bailey’s adaptation of Verdi’s opera Macbeth, performed by the performance group Third World Bunfight.
Toshi Reagon has collaborated with top innovators across a wide spectrum of the entertainment field for nearly 30 years. Reagon served as an LOI panelist in Performance in 2015.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. The Performing Arts at Swarthmore College serve as educational and artistic laboratories, combining a rigorous liberal arts education with practical explorations of performance.
A series of performances, lectures, and workshops that investigate the concept of “musical color,” including a performance with Grammy-award winning ensemble Partch.
Chris joined Portland Center Stage as artistic director in May 2000. Before coming to Portland, he was artistic director at Actor’s Express in Atlanta, a company he co-founded in 1988.
In the third iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series, Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland introduces three performed lectures by Foster.
Claudia Rankine is the author of four collections of poetry, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely and Nothing in Nature is Private, which received the Cleveland State Poetry Prize.
The Painted Bride commissioned a new dance work by Caribbean-born choreographers Marianela Boán, Gabri Christa, and Tania Isaac.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble presented a home season program featuring Ukrainian costumes and live music by violinist Vasyl Popadiuk.
Founded in Philadelphia in 1980, Piffaro performs 15th- through 17th-century music.