Eraser Mountain & the New Ecological Theatre
- Organizer: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
- Venue: Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Presented by NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Co-sponsored by NYU Performance Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
In this salon we explore Eraser Mountain, the latest work by playwright-director Okada Toshiki, and a representative work of the new ecological theatre. Part installation work and part contemporary performance, Eraser Mountain will figure in a wider discussion about performance, ecology, ecocritical theory and the role of arts and scholarship in addressing environmental crisis.
Helping to introduce and contextualize the work of Okada, the salon will feature esteemed speakers who work on Japanese theatre, culture, and society including Uchino Tadashi (Gakushuin Women’s College, Tokyo), Karen Shimakawa (NYU Performance Studies), and Tom Looser (NYU Arts & Science). They will be joined by Una Chaudhuri (NYU Tisch) whose work on ecocriticism is foundational, and Mary Ting (CUNY John Jay College) artist scholar whose work addresses cultural political history and ecological loss. The salon will be moderated by Japanese theatre scholar Peter Eckersall (CUNY Graduate Center), who is currently co-editing a book on Okada and his theatre group Chelfitsch.
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