- Shared on behalf of Dr. John Bell and Professor Lindsay Cummings -
UConn’s Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and Theatre Studies Program will host a symposium titled “Objects, Environments, and Actants: Intersections in Material Performance.” Scholars, puppeteers, and theatre artists will discuss how objects and spaces perform, as well as the role of the material world in performance.
Drawing on recent scholarship in thing theory, material culture studies, puppetry studies, and object-oriented ontology, presenters will consider how puppets, props, costumes, masks, physical environments, and human actors intersect in performance.
The symposium will take place in the new Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at Storrs Center. This event is open to the public, although pre-registration is required.
View complete schedule of events and list of presenters, or register for the symposium here.
Please note that the registration fee is waived for UConn students, but we do ask that you pre-register.
For more information, contact Emily Wicks, Program Assistant for the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at (860) 486-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.