Performance in Global Contexts

The Department of Theatre and Communication Arts presents Adam Mendelson, Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound at the University of Wyoming, who will discuss the joys and challenges of presenting performance art at international venues and in multicultural contexts.  In 2003 and 2006, Mendelson toured original dance pieces to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Mendelson considers these works produced internationally two of his most challenging productions. The 2006 work entitled Upon Close Inspection was hailed by critics for its "visually stunning images." Mendelson will also discuss his work with the First Annual Taiwanese Performance Art Festival in Boston.

In addition to the public lecture, during his visit to Linfield Mendelson will conduct a workshop for students involving the use of multimedia in theatre production. He will also work with students and faculty involved in the creation of a multimedia environment for Linfield Theatre¹s upcoming production of Execution of Justice.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Lobby of Ford Hall. Co-sponsored by the Dean's Speakers Fund, the event is free and open to the public.