Professional Directions: Q&A with Jimmy A. Noriega, Professor of Theatre and Dance, The College of Wooster

Professional Directions
Q&A with Jimmy A. Noriega, Professor of Theatre and Dance, The College of Wooster

Wednesday, November 9 at 4:30 p.m.
Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
430 College Ave, Ithaca NY

Free and open to the public and first-come, first-served

This Professional Directions session will explore the current environment for scholar-practitioners from diverse backgrounds, and how socially conscious performance can or should contribute to making a change in the world. Hosted by Debra Castillo, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies, Professor of Comparative Literature, and director of the Cornell Migration Studies minor.

Dr. Jimmy A. Noriega has directed over 40 productions in English and Spanish, including invited performances at theatres and festivals in Belgium, Ireland, Greece, India, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Israel, Romania, Canada, and New York City. As a scholar, his research areas include Latin American and Latinx theatre and performance, theatre as social change, directing, and acting. He was the Vice President for Conferences of the American Society for Theatre Research in 2018-2021. He holds a PhD from Cornell University and is currently Professor of Theatre and Latin American Studies at the College of Wooster.

He is the co-editor of Theatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018) and has published essays in Theatre Topics, Latin American Theatre Review, Review: The Journal of Dramaturgy, and Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association. He is the recipient of the 2013 Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas; 2013-2014 ATHE/KCACTF Prize for Innovative Teaching; 2015 ASTR Collaborative Research Award; 2015 Michael Lynch Service Award Honorable Mention for Activism and Mentorship from the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Languages Association; and 2018 Missouri Southern State University Outstanding Alum Award.

Co-sponsored by Latina/o Studies Program and the Department of Performing and Media Arts.

This event is free and open to the public and is part of PMA's Professional Directions series, which invites industry experts to speak about their career journeys as screenwriters, playwrights, editors, producers, directors, theatre critics, dramaturgs, and more.

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