Doing Queer/Queer as Doing

A talk by Theater search candidate Dr. Sean F. Edgecomb


Feb6
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2020-02-06 15:00:00 2020-02-06 16:00:00 Doing Queer/Queer as Doing

In this talk Sean F. Edgecomb moves beyond the ontological definition of queer as an identity-driven "being" to an active "doing," which in turn demonstrates his approach to the study of LGBTQ+ theatre and performance as a hybrid teacher/scholar/artist in a college setting.  After speaking on his interventionist work on queer legacy and queer kinesis, drawn from published works and productions, Edgecomb discusses his current research on theories and performances of queer rurality in the American theatre. He further unpacks his thesis through a critical reading of Christopher Alden's 2018 production of Leonard Bernstein's Peter Pan.

America/Los_Angeles public
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Event Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

In this talk Sean F. Edgecomb moves beyond the ontological definition of queer as an identity-driven "being" to an active "doing," which in turn demonstrates his approach to the study of LGBTQ+ theatre and performance as a hybrid teacher/scholar/artist in a college setting.  After speaking on his interventionist work on queer legacy and queer kinesis, drawn from published works and productions, Edgecomb discusses his current research on theories and performances of queer rurality in the American theatre. He further unpacks his thesis through a critical reading of Christopher Alden's 2018 production of Leonard Bernstein's Peter Pan.

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