Wednesday, Aug. 29 2018
Save the date for the Performance Studies Undergraduate Orientation. It will take place Wednesday, August 29th, from 9:30am to 11:00am at 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612.
Thursday, Aug. 30 2018
Incoming Performance Studies B.A students are invited for a special tour of The Whitney Museum of American Art.
Friday, Sep. 14 2018
With the aim of better understanding how memory (individual and collective) has been mobilized in a variety of political performances of the past and what this implies for the present and the future of both politics and performance, scholars from NYU Performance Studies will join with historians from the International Society for Cultural History to discuss recent shifts in the theorization of performance relative to developments in transnational and "connected” histories.
Saturday, Sep. 29 2018
We invite prospective students and their families to join us for NYU Open House, a series of events tailored to your academic interests. Throughout your day at Open House, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, admissions staff, current students, and financial aid representatives. You can also take a campus tour, shop at the University bookstore, and visit four NYU freshman residence halls.
Monday, Oct. 15 2018
Graduate of NYU Performance Studies Mady Schutzman returns to discuss her recent book Radical Doubt: the Joker System, after Boal. Schutzman proposes an approach to community building based on joke logic, strange loops, trickster tactics, irony, and even chaos. The approach derives from the dynamics of the Joker System – a mode of collectively devising “plays” through the merger of journalistic rigor and performative ambiguity. Devoted to discovering non-polarizing and non-identity-driven modes of resistance, Schutzman moves far beyond the stage, finding analogous “systems” in fields of ethics, anthropology, mathematics, language studies, and speculative science.
Thursday, Oct. 18 2018
Dan Callahan, the author of The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960, takes us through the evolution of acting for the camera: from Lillian Gish in the silent era to John Barrymore and Bette Davis in the sound era.
Monday, Oct. 29 2018
"After the Party: A Manifesto of Queer of Color Life": a Decolonizing Vision Series talk with Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson
Presenting material from the new book After the Party, Chambers-Letson presents a eulogy and a manifesto that stakes out the life-sustaining and worldmaking powers of minoritarian performance.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 2018
We invite prospective students to attend the open house to learn more about our graduate degree programs. The session will provide an overview of our master’s and doctoral programs, an introduction to our faculty and their research, an opportunity to meet with current students and admissions staff.