20 July, 19:00
Lecture, Small stage

Environmental Theatre: History, Theory and Problems

The lecture by Arnold Aronson
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The United States embassy in Moscow, the Point of Access festival (St. Petersburg), and the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre present:

Environmental Theatre: History, Theory and Problems

This lecture by Arnold Aronson is devoted to the topic of environmental theatre, its influence on the theatrical process from the 1960s to the present.

Arnold Aronson is Professor of Theatre at Columbia University and a theatre historian with specializations in scenography and avant-garde theatre. His classes include Theater History, History of Performance, Theory of Comedy, History of Design, and American Avant-Garde Theatre. Aronson served two terms as Chair of the Theatre Program at Columbia School of the Arts, 2008-12 and 1991-98. During his first term he worked with Professor and Director Andrei Serban to create the MFA Acting Program, he hired new faculty to enhance the directing program. and with Professor Austin Quigley established the PhD Program in Theatre.

Professor Aronson has a long association with the Prague Quadrennial of Stage Design and Theatre Architecture having served as President of the International Jury in 1991 and 1999, curator of the U.S. exhibit in 1995, General Commissioner in 2007, and editor of he The Disappearing Stage: Reflections on 2011 Prague Quadrennial. He is currently Co-Editor of Theatre and Performance Design Journal (Routledge), and Editor of The Routledge Companion to Scenography (Routledge Press, forthcoming 2016.)

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