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Caribbean Theater Conference April 1 - 2, 2013 funded by the Page Barbour Lecture Series and the UVa French and Drama Departments Presents: Contemporary Caribbean Drama: Creating a Dialogue Between Academia and the Stage - Open to the Public

CARIBBEAN THEATER CONFERENCE, UVa, April 1-2, 2013

Funded by the Page Barbour Lecture Series

French and Drama Departments

 

Contemporary Caribbean Drama:

Creating a Dialogue between Academia and the Stage

Open to the public

 

 

Monday April 1st,  2013 (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 145 Ednam Drive)

 

8:30 am: Welcoming of participants

 

8:45 am: Welcome and introductory remarks by Stéphanie Bérard, Dept. of French, University of Virginia

 

9:00am-12:00pm: Plural perspectives on contemporary Caribbean theater        
Analysis of contemporary Caribbean theatrical aesthetics (dramatic and scenic) (in English and French with a summary in English)

Moderator: Stéphanie Bérard, University of Virginia

 

  • Afro-Caribbean Theater: from one marooning to another, Sylvie Chalaye (University of Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle)
  • Finding a feminism for Caribbean playwrights, Tanya Déry-Obin (University of Virginia)
  • From intimacy to collectivity: the cathartic quest of Gerty Dambury, Pénélope Dechaufour (University of Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle)
  • Staging Caribbean theater in the United States: performance and diaspora in the productions of plays by francophone Caribbean women at the Ubu Repertory Theater, Emily Sahakian (University of Georgia)  

 

12:00- 2:00 pm: Lunch (Boar’s Head Inn)

 

2:00-4:00 pm: Round table with theater practitioners (in French and English with translation)

Moderator: Tanya Déry-Obin, Universty of Virginia

 

  • Looking in the mirror: the anti-potomitan and other shadows of identity, Gaël Octavia (Martinique)
  • Translating in creole: languages, cultures, and resistance, Guy Régis Junior (Haiti)
  • What do we say with theater? Gerty Dambury (Guadeloupe)
  • Child of Voodoo Chile, Gilbert Laumord (Guadeloupe)

 

7:00 pm: Dinner