PRAXIS, INC: Innovate, Network, Collaborate is the department's annual community event in which we invite current students, faculty and alumni to come together and share their skills in the field of Performance Studies, engage in important conversations, and stay connected with colleagues and peers.

Praxis includes a wide range of programming like visual artwork, practicum workshops, discussion panels and informational sessions. Some programs which students and alums have led in the past include: self scripted choreography, a film installation inspired by amusement parks, and a talk on publishing without an agent.

Each year we conclude Praxis with an alumni performance. The department's Alumni Fund directly supports this alumni performance in the form of an honorarium. 

PRAXIS Schedule


9:30am - 10:00am 

Coffee/Welcome Remarks
Performance Studies Lounge

Session 1

10:00am - 11:00am 

Paris Legakis, M.A. '15
Claim your Anger, a manifesto on politics and political art
Room 611 

Malin Arnell, Visiting Scholar
My Practices and My Self
Room 612

Taylor Black, M.A. '14
I Hate this Game! Frustration, Failure, Video Games as Performance
Room 613

Session 2

11:15am - 12:15pm

Joan Miller, Julia Price & Kyle Heidacavage, M.A. '15
Performative Reading: Fanfiction as Queer Reading Practice
Room 611 

Kiran Rajagopalan, M.A. '15
Exploring Neuroscience, Aesthetics, & Performance
Room 612


12:15pm - 1:30pm

Lunch and reception.