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

full name / name of organization: 
Luella Massey
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NOTE: New Deadline October 15, 2005

> *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.
> *[WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE] If you are interested in proposing a
> paper, please send a 250 word abstract by */*October 15, 2005*.
> /Submissions may be sent by email:



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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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