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January 2019

Hume Drop-in Writing Tutoring at El Centro Chicano y Latino

January 27 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Drop-in writing tutors are undergraduates who have been trained to help students at any stage of the writing process and can work with any piece of writing, from a Thinking Matters or PWR essay to a grant proposal or cover letter.

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Arts Hackathon 2019 Presentations

January 28 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Responding to a prompt co-created by our hackathon partners, teams  will explore new opportunities for audience engagement. Presented in partnership with San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, and Stanford Live.

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January 31 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In the wake of her mother’s death, Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text, and physicality, two performers express the inner conflict that exists within one modern woman’s head: the push and the pull, the past and the present, progress and regression. Both a heartwrenching and humorous journey into the female psyche, Mouthpiece has been hailed for its engrossing and unforgettable performance.

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PRODUCTION | Graduate Repertory 2019

January 31 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An Evening of Two Peformances featuring the directorial work of TAPS 2nd year PhD Candidates. There will be a five minute intermission between performances. GODOT HAS COME, ACT I WRITTEN BY BETSUYAKU MINORUDIRECTED, TRANSLATED, AND ADAPTED BY EMILY BUTTNER Missed connections and miscommunications ensue as bureaucracy, busy-ness and boredom consume the lives of Vladimir, Estragon, and their ilk. Saturated with tasks and information, will our characters even notice Godot’s long-awaited arrival? Come aboard for an irreverent exploration of how the…

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February 2019

Ghost Rings

February 14 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A theatrical pop song cycle that shifts expectations of theater and live music, Ghost Rings burrows and soars through the layers of love among best friends and a family band of yesteryear to create a feminist reclamation of what makes a rock star. With text and lyrics by Tina Satter and music by Chris Giarmo and Erin Markey, the narrative contrasts romantic memories of two friends with Satter’s real-life relationship to her estranged sister. She plays in an invented band with her…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

February 21 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On the eve of a great celebration for the wedding of Theseus, renowned Duke of Athens, and the Amazonian queen Hippolyta, the King and Queen of fairyland meet in the woods just outside the city. Oberon and Titania are quarreling ceaselessly, and their spat has affected the entire natural world around them.  On that very same night, two unsuspecting groups of young Athenians leave the safety of the city behind and venture into the strange and wonderful forest that lies…

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Kerry Tribe: The Elusive Word

February 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

During her residency on campus, as a guest of the Stanford Arts Institute, Tribe will teach two courses, one during the winter quarter titled Art in the Age of Neuroscienceand the other during the spring quarter titled Practice and Critique. Tribe’s films and installations have been exhibited widely including at MoMA, Tate Modern, and, most recently, they were the subject of a solo exhibition at SFMoMA. This exhibition is organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Lynn…

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March 2019

Students of the Wendy Hillhouse Vocal Studio: Rodgers and Hammerstein Songs and Scenes

March 1 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Students of Wendy Hillhouse Vocal Studio present the program “Rodgers and Hammerstein Songs and Scenes” with music from Carousel, South Pacific, and Oklahoma.

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2019 CARL WEBER MEMORIAL LECTURE (Featuring Professor Richard Schechner)

March 7 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Richard Schechner comes to Stanford for the 2019 Carl Weber Memorial Lecture. This Event is Free + Open to the Public. Exact Time TBA. Richard Schechner, one of the founders of Performance Studies, is a performance theorist, theater director, author, editor of TDR and the Enactments book series, University Professor, and Professor of Performance Studies. Schechner combines his work in performance theory with innovative approaches to the broad spectrum of performance including theatre, play, ritual, dance, music, popular entertainments, sports, politics, performance in everyday…

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Old Stock, A Refugee Love Story

March 15 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A love story about Romanian Jewish refugees arriving in Canada in 1908, Old Stockmight apply to any time, any person who has ever sought refuge from oppression. A music-theater work starring rising actor Ben Caplan and laced with the klezmer music of the Eastern European shtetl, Old Stock illuminates the ability to love even after the horrors of war.

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April 2019

Go Forth

April 26 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Go Forth draws inspiration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a text originally intended to provide the deceased with a blueprint to the afterlife. Incorporating analog projections, chanting, and dance, the work animates a series of burial rituals. The audience enters through a photographic installation that provides an initiation into the mythological landscape of the work. The performance proposes burial not as erasure but as offering restitution that creates space for the presence of the absent, the longed for and…

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