//THE PANZA MONOLOGUES IN THE WORLD
VIDEO (selections from The Panza Monologues DVD)
Images of students, teachers, professors, or community members celebrating The Panza Monologues, Second Edition in their classes and pedagogy. Most images featured here have been collected from feature stories on the PM blog. Hover or click on images for more information. Click to enlarge and discover links.
//ART & ACTIVISM
INSPIRED BY THE
Independent producers of The Panza Monologues have generated evocative ideas to augment and promote their productions of the play. Assembled here, documentation of ideas and creativity. Find more information and documentation of The Panza Monologues at its stand alone website and blog. Click to enlarge images and discover links.
//TRAVELS WITH STUDENTS
Summer 2015 - 10 weeks. A heatwave, a transit strike, and a once in a lifetime educational adventure in one of the world's cultural capitals. Images from my travels as faculty director for a group of ten Dartmouth theater students for a study abroad term in London. Students completed intensive, conservatory-styled courses in specialized areas of performance at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Additionally, a centerpiece of the study abroad curriculum included attending roughly thirty live productions at various theaters throughout England. Click to enlarge images.
SUMMER 2015 FOREIGN STUDY ABROAD LESSONS FOR LONDON - A TRAVELOGUE WITH ADVICE FOR FUTURE PARTICIPANTS
ASSOCIATION FOR THEATER IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 2014
//PERFORMANCE ALTAR: ASSOCIATION FOR THEATER IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 2014 NATIONAL CONFERENCE, PHOENIX, ARIZONA
In 2014, The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) had scheduled its national meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, a state notorious for its cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants, made manifest in the signing of S.B. 1070, one of the most anti-immigrant laws in the US. In response, Latina/os across the U.S. organized a national boycott of Arizona (still in place as of today). As well, in the early part of 2012, the Tucson Unified School District suspended its nationally acclaimed Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies program, with this, the district removed central texts of Mexican American Studies from the classrooms of a district characterized by a 60% Mexican American student population. In response, as Focus Group Representative for ATHE's Latina/o Focus Group and along with the support of ATHE, I organized and created a performance altar where ATHE members were invited to participate in a “banned book" reading event staged in the conferenece's exhibit hall. The short videos and images below feature ATHE members reading aloud excerpts from Tucson’s “illegal” books.
LISA BRENNER READS SHERMAN ALEXIE - ATHE 2014
EVELYN CRUZ READS PEDRO PIETRI - ATHE 2014
MICHA ESPINOSA READS BELL HOOKS - ATHE 2014
//¡STICK! A SHORT HISTORY OF TEXAS MEXICAN EDUCATION
Selected as inaugural production of Penn State's "Cultural Conversations" performance series from a pool of 300 submissions, ¡stick! a short history of texas mexican education was workshopped with Penn students and presented as a script-in-hand reading in March of 2007 at Penn. Written by Irma Mayorga & Virginia Grise.
¡STICK! A SHORT HISTORY OF TEXAS MEXICAN EDUCATION AT PENN STATE