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Curated Panels

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Contemporary Disability Performance: From Theatre to Social Practice

Curated Panel 1 | Thursday, November 16 | 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Chair: VK Preston (University of Toronto)

Kirsty Johnston (University of British Columbia)
"Round Tables With Edges: Negotiating Precarity in Neworld Theatre’s King Arthur and His Knights"

Petra Kuppers (University of Michigan)
"Speculative Crip Performances"

Bree Hadley (Queensland University of Technology)
"The Social Experiment–Pranks, Political Activism, and Performing Stigma"

Patrick Anderson (University of California, San Diego)
"Pre-Existing Conditions"

Pepy’s Progeny: Marvin Carlson’s “10,000 Nights: Highlights from 50 Years of Theatre-Going”

Curated Panel 2 | Friday, November 17 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chair: Sara Warner (Cornell University)

Marvin Carlson (The Graduate Center CUNY)
David Savran (The Graduate Center CUNY)
Erin Hurley (McGill University)
Jimmy A. Noriega (The College of Wooster)
Donatella Galella (University of California, Riverside)
Rebekah Maggor (Cornell University)
Elinor Fuchs (Yale University)
Harvey Young (Northwestern University)

Doubles and Doppelgängers

Curated Panel 3 | Saturday, November 18 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chair: Tavia Nyong’o (Yale University)

Uri McMillan (University of California, Los Angeles)
“Mourning, Precarity, and the Performance of Care of Genevieve Gaignard’s ‘Missing You’”

Malik Gaines (New York University) 
“The Cockettes’ Radical Transformations”

Harvey Young (Northwestern University)
“Yet Another Dead Black Body”

The Queer, Resistant, Historical Bodies of Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: A Curated Conversation

Curated Panel 4 | Saturday, November 18 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Chair: Jennifer Parker-Starbuck (University of Roehampton)

Jennifer Buckley (University of Iowa) 
“The Archival Bodies of 'A 24-Decade History of Popular Music”

Sean Edgecomb (College of Staten Island CUNY) 
“Taylor Mac meets Jacques Derrida's 'Unexpected Visitor'?”

Lisa A. Freeman (University of Illinois, Chicago) 
“"World and Time Enough: Too Slow"

Andrew Goldberg (City University of New York) 
"Auto-bio-histor-ography: Embodying History"

Kim Marra (University of Iowa) 
"Queer Pussytime"

Jen Parker-Starbuck (University of Roehampton) 
"'Machinic' Bodies and Installation"

David Roman (University of Southern California) 
"The American Songbook: Taylor Mac Sings the Revolution"

Dan Venning (New York University) 
"Revision and Difference in Taylor Mac's Extraordinary 24-Decade Performances"

Kalle Westerling (City University of New) 
“Spectacular Queerness”

Aging and its Extra/Ordinary Differences

Curated Panel 5 | Saturday, November 18 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Chair: Valerie Lipscomb (University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee)

Elinor Fuchs (Yale University) 
“The Problem with Difference”

Cindy Rosenthal (Hofstra University) 
“The Last Days of Judith Malina: Re-viewing Age, Performance and Activism in the Nursing Home”

Bertie Ferdman (Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY) 
“Playing Difference: Performing Cross-Generational Bodies”

Benjamin Gillespie (The Graduate Center CUNY)
“Performing Difference: Staging Memory/Loss in Peggy Shaw’s Ruff”

Before Normativity: The Extra/Ordinary Early Modern Body and its Epistemologies of Performance 

Curated Panel 6 | Sunday, November 19 | 8:00 am – 9:45 am
Chair: Vin Nardizzi (University of British Columbia)

Katherine Schaap Williams (New York University Abu Dhabi)
“Cripping Performance in the Early Modern English Theatre”

Ellen MacKay (University of Chicago)
“The Uncapability of Groundlings”

Noémie N'diaye (Columbia University)
“Early Modern Twerking”

The D/deaf Body on Stage: Shakespeare in American Sign Language 

Curated Panel 7 | Sunday, November 19 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chair: Lezlie C. Cross (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

K. Crom Saunders (Columbia College, Chicago)
“‘If I Profane with my Unworthiest Hand’: Braving the Sociolinguistic Challenges of Translating Shakespearean Registers into American Sign Language"

Christine Albright-Tufts Roosevelt University)
“Lost and Gained in Translation”

Jill Bradbury (Gallaudet University)
“The Body in ASL Shakespeare: History and Theory”

Lindsey D. Snyder (American Shakespeare Center)
“‘I can interpret all her martyr’d signs’: Gesture, American Sign Language, and Staging Practices”

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