RE:OPENING? Rethinking New York City’s Performance Infrastructures

Performance in Critical Times

Performance in Critical Times

RE:OPENING? Rethinking New York City’s Performance Infrastructures

Presented By NYU’s Drama, Theater & Performance Studies Working Group with support from NYU Skirball, Tisch Drama, the Center for the Humanities, and the Program in Dramatic Literature

After a historic year-and-a-half hiatus, New York is reopening. Social gatherings are permitted. Tourism is back. And Broadway is reopening at full capacity. Things seem to be returning to normal. But is “back to normal” the future we want for performance?

The Drama, Theater, and Performing Studies Working Group invites you to an open symposium about the future of our city, and the role of the performing arts and supporting infrastructures, as we move forward in the face of collective healing, remembrance, and transformation.

This is a hybrid event. NYU community members are welcome to attend in person, and the event will be livestreamed.

RSVP and find more information below.


PANEL 1: Institutional Imagining

2–3 p.m. EDT

With Melanie Joseph, Artistic Producer, the Foundry Theater; Eric Klinenberg, Professor and Director, Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU; April Matthis, Actor, Afrofemononomy; Chris Myers, Founder, Anti-Capitalism for Artists; Respondent: Hillary Miller, Professor, Queens College

PANEL 2: Labor / Equity

3–4 p.m. EDT

With Shelley Attadgie, Attorney and Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Court Southern District of NY; Ximena Garnica, Choreographer and Organizer, Arts Workers Rally; Adam Krauthamer, President of Local 802, American Federation of Musicians; Ruth Milkman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and History, CUNY Graduate Center and Labor Studies Chair, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies; Respondent: Shonni Enelow, Professor, Fordham University