Media in Performance: Theatre on the Move

TitleMedia in Performance: Theatre on the Move
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

In October 2010, a team of faculty and students from the CENES department launched a long-awaited project: the North American premiere of an early-feminist German play by Hedwig Dohm, slated for April 2011. The extensive interest this event generated among our students has highlighted a demand for a media-based pedagogical module incorporating performance and technology in and beyond the classroom.

For September 2011, we envision an interdisciplinary project with a clear thematic focus: adapting for the stage the 16th-century anonymous Historia von D. Johann Fausten, the chapbook which inspired works by Marlowe, Goethe, Mann and Schnittke, among others. Our work includes original research channeled through a series of courses, workshops and guest lectures, culminating in the performance of our adaptation of the chapbook and a multimedia exhibition for the UBC community. We request financial support for production and exhibition costs, a graduate research assistant and an undergraduate project assistant.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2011/2012
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorAlison Beringer
Year 1: Funded Amount10,845
Year 1: Team Members

Alison Beringer, Assistant Professor, Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES), Faculty of Arts
Ilinca Iurascu, Co-Principal Investigator / Assistant Professor, CENES, Faculty of Arts
Gaby Pailer, Professor / Graduate Advisor, CENES, Faculty of Arts
Lydia Jones, Student, CENES
Stephanie Revell, Student, CENES