Stages of Inquiry

Each year the Barnard College Department of Theatre hosts an occasional series of lectures and talks by artists and scholars, as well as by members of the Barnard and Columbia faculty, speaking about performance as a process and practice of inquiry. Stages of Inquiry was inaugurated by Assistant Professor Hana Worthen, who continues to curate it.


Recent Events

Jim Clayburgh, Falling Down a Funnel

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6 PM
Ella Weed Room, Milbank 223
Free event

Obie Award–winning scenographer and founding member of The Wooster Group Jim Clayburgh speaks about his visualization of theatre space through a collection of representative works. Clayburgh's most recent design work will be featured in the Department of Theatre's production, Faust 2.0, October 23–26.

Tahrir Plays and Performance Texts: Politics, Aesthetics, Translation

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Glicker-Milstein Theatre, Diana Center LL200
Free event

Co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre and the Barnard Center for Translation Studies, this event centers on a panel discussion chaired by NYU Professor of Drama Carol Martin, General Editor of the series "In Performance" (published by Seagull Books), in which the forthcoming anthology Tahrir Plays and Performance Texts from the Egyptian Revolution appears. The panel includes the volume’s co-editors and translators, Professor Mohammed Albakry of Middle Tennessee State University, and Assistant Professor Rebekah Maggor of Rowan University.

In addition, there will be a staged reading of They Say Dancing is a Sin, a monodrama celebrating the force of dance and the empowerment of Egyptian women through the performing arts. Conceived in collaboration with Hani Abdel Nasser and written by Mohamed Abdel Mu'iz, it is one of several eye-opening works in the anthology about the important role of women during the Egyptian Revolution.

Performance, Technology, Translation

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Panel at 2 PM, Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd floor of Barnard Hall
Performance of love.abz at 6 PM, in The Glicker-Milstein Theatre, Diana LL200
Free event

An event exploring the theoretical and practical intersections between contemporary technologies of translation and performance.