Washington and Lee University will welcome scholars and artists from across the country to its 15th National Symposium of Theater and Performance Arts in Academe on April 1-2. This year’s symposium is part of the yearlong celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program.
“Theater and Social Change: Gender, Race and Identity,” was organized by Domnica Radulescu, founding director of the symposium and the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Comparative Literature at W&L, and Sandhya Narayanan, visiting assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at W&L. Events will occur both in-person and online.
The general public can watch all of the symposium’s presentations and performances on livestream at go.wlu.edu/theater-symposium.
“The themes and scope of the presentations focusing on issues of social and environmental justice, trauma and healing are particularly relevant at the present historical moment given the dystopian and tragic dimensions of this past year,” said Radulescu. “We continue to believe that the theater arts offer strategies of transformation and healing and can initiate and inspire to social change.”