CFP: 2006 Festival of Original Theatre: Performing Adaptations (10/1/05; 2/15/06-2/19/06)

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2006 Festival of Original Theatre: Performing Adaptations

Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto

February 15-19, 2006

We invite papers, artistic presentations, or hybrid paper-presentations
that examine themes surrounding Adaptation in Performance for the 2006
Festival of Original Theatre: Performing Adaptations. This conference
and performance festival sets out to investigate the adaptation of
theatrical texts/scenarios/documents into literature, visual art,
performance art, dance, radio plays, film, multimedia, etc.—or,
conversely, the theatrical text as an adaptation of mediums such as
poetry, ballads, biblical accounts, historical events, diaries,
religious rites, novels, opera, ballet, etc.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

--the re-visioning of canonical works in a post-modern context
(counter-texts as

adaptations, i.e. Djanet Sears, Peter Greenaway, etc.)

--applying post colonial, feminist and queer theory to stagings of
existing performance

texts (i.e. Tony Kushner, etc.)

--operatic adaptations (i.e. Gozzi, Buchner, Shakespeare, Atwood, etc.)
--musical adaptations (i.e. John Gay, Brecht, etc.)
--physical adaptations such as ballet, modern dance, movement based
theatre, musicals,

performance art
--novelistic adaptations
--technologically based adaptations (i.e. play to radio, play to film, etc.)
--spatial adaptations (i.e. site-specific theatre)

The Performing Adaptations conference and festival provides a forum for
scholars and artists to engage in discussions through papers,
performances, panels, and debates. We encourage submissions from
graduate students.

If you are interested in proposing a paper or presentation please send a
250 word abstract by October 1, 2005. Submissions may be sent by email:

Or mail:

2006 Festival of Original Theatre: Performing Adaptations

Graduate Centre for Study of Drama

University of Toronto

214 College St.

Toronto, ON

M5T 2Z9

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