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  Performing Identity

This seminar develops and strengthens voice through creation of new performance work. We will investigate contemporary theories of identity through practice - transforming original, autobiographically based performance/text to communicate individual perspective. Participants will experiment with form, devising solo and ensemble pieces that expand writing and performance skills. Multimedia and interdisciplinary work strongly encouraged. Meetings consist of presentation and collaborative development of works-in-progress, discussion of readings, and consideration of the creative process. Course work includes daily writing assignments and readings in 20th/21st Century American solo performance, sociology, anthropology, architecture, semiotics and theories of identity. Students from all disciplines welcome.