When: Thursday, September 21, at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Room 124, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Department Chair and Associate Professor in Theatre and Dance at the College of Wooster Dr. Jimmy Noriega (Cornell University, PhD '11) will give the talk "Artist, Scholar, Advocate: Creating Theatre in Uncertain Times."
An award-winning scholar, artist, and teacher, Dr. Noriega has directed over 30 productions in English and Spanish, including invited performances at theatres and festivals in Belgium, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Israel, Romania, Canada, and New York City.
He is the founder and director of Teatro Travieso (Troublemaker Theatre), which uses performance to create positive change in the world. Jimmy has published his field research in the Bolivian, Peruvian, and Ecuadorian Andes; the Mayan regions of Mexico and Guatemala; and the southwestern United States in numerous journals and anthologies, including the forthcoming volume Theatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas, which he co-edited. His work has garnered numerous accolades, including prizes from the Kennedy Center, ATHE, ASTR, and MLA.
This talk is part of the ICC Global Stages Grant awarded to the Department of Performing and Media Arts and is free and open to the public.
The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts is located at 430 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850, in the heart of Ithaca's Collegetown.