American Realness


January 4-13, 2019


For the 2019 Discourse series, American Realness and the Yale journal Theater have co-commissioned five original lecture performances addressing questions of creative practice and protest. Curated by Tom Sellar, the collection of lecture performances titled Bodies on the Gears will be published in a forthcoming edition of Theater. The artists and writers include Dr. des. Nana Adusei-Poku, Noah Fischer, Madison Moore, Jackson Polys, and Karyn Recollet. Gibney and Cultural Services of the Québec Government Office in New York will host a book launch for Curating Live Arts, a collection of essays from international theorist-practitioners edited by Dena Davida, Marc Pronovost, Véronique Hudon, and Jane Gabriels. The Discourse series also highlights the panel discussion Artists Building a Code of Ethics in the Era of #MeToo organized by Emily Marks and Michèle Steinwald, presented by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals; and KIN Conversations, an accumulative series of three conversations presented by Paola Balla, Genevieve Grieves and Emily Johnson at Performance Space New York with with First Nations Dialogues, BlakDance and Global First Nations Performance Network. The KIN Conversations will weave through trauma, violence, and history with a generous resolve for the present and future.