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August 2020

Stanford Master of Liberal Arts Information Session

August 13 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Curious about the MLA Program? Join us for an info session! MLA faculty and students will discuss the program and the application process, and answer your questions. The August 13 session will be a virtual webinar. Upon receipt of the completed RSVP form, a member of the MLA program will email further information ahead of the session date. Stanford employees: eligible employees may use their STRP (Stanford Tuition Reimbursement Program) funds towards tuition costs.

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September 2020

SGS Summer Film Festival: Chicken with Plums

September 2 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This year the Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival will be held virtually.  Join us from your home as we watch seven films from around the world that focus on the theme “Love in the Time of Cinema.”   The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies invite you to watch Chicken with Plums from home at a time that works for your schedule, then join us on Zoom for a discussion with the…

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The Third Annual Duke-Stanford Philosophy & Literature Graduate Conference: In & Out of Context

September 25 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Stanford’s Philosophy and Literature Initiative and Duke’s Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL) is delighted to invite you to the 3rd Duke-Stanford Philosophy+Literature Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on September 25-26 at Stanford University’s Margaret Jacks Hall. Caroline Levine (Cornell University, English) and Jan Zwicky (University of Victoria, Philosophy) will be the keynote speakers. This year’s conference topic, “In & Out of Context” brings together doctoral students and scholars that work at the intersection of philosophy and literature, the arts, and media studies to…

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November 2020

Queer Horror Gravest Hits

November 6 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Anthony Hudson as alter ego Carla Rossi, “Portland’s premier drag clown,” comes to Bing for a two-night residency. A member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Hudson finds inspiration in the drama and tension living in the in-between of race and sexual orientation in white pop culture. Hosted by Carla Rossi and culled from four years of Queer Horror’s short film nights at Portland’s historical Hollywood Theatre, Gravest Hits presents the silliest and most ghoulish international horror shorts by, starring, and about queers.…

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Carla Rossi Does Drag

November 7 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring song, monologue, too many wigs, and interactive “Rossivision” video and scenography with sequences celebrating and lampooning Chicago, Celine Dion, Russian Doll, Birds of Prey, Netflix’s The Circle, and more, Carla Rossi Does Drag is a brand new theatrical experience that is equal parts greatest hits collection and video cabaret, all decked out in the signature surreality of Carla’s world.

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December 2020

Yang Liping’s Rite of Spring

December 11 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Chinese dance legend and renowned choreographer Yang Liping—a 2018 judge on So You Think You Can Dance: China—brings her stunning reimagining of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring to Stanford. A product of her native Chinese culture intermingled with the Tibetan concept of nature and life, Liping’s Rite of Spring spins an abstract legend of the path of salvation embodied by the sacrificial peacock. Through spectacular set design and exquisite costumes, the production creates a distinctive universe where time, space, and life coexist in endless reincarnation.

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January 2021

Patti LuPone: Far Away Places

January 15, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Actress and singer Patti LuPone has graced the worlds of theater, film, and television for decades. The two-time Tony winner was the original Evita on Broadway and the original Fantine in London’s Les Misérables. LuPone’s solo shows draw from her mega-selling albums and theatrical appearances to highlight her brilliant vocal power, vivacious storytelling, and commanding stage presence.

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Huff: Cliff Cardinal

January 21, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

One of Canada’s most important emerging theatrical voices, Cree actor and playwright Cliff Cardinal’s acclaimed solo play delivers an unabashed view of the realities facing Indigenous youth growing up on First Nations Reserves across Turtle Island (North-Central America). Huff is a wrenching yet darkly comic tale of Wind and his brothers, caught in a torrent of solvent abuse, struggling to cope with the death of their mother. Huff is a story of Indigenous resilience and, ultimately, hope for the next generation.

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An Evening with an Immigrant: Inua Ellams

January 23, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, awardwinning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 at age 12, moved to Ireland for three years, and then returned to London to work as a writer and graphic designer. Littered with poems, stories, and anecdotes, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, experiencing prejudice and friendship in Dublin, performing…

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February 2021

Falling for Make Believe: Ryan J. Haddad

February 19, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ryan J. Haddad—the 2020 recipient of the Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award—has harbored a true love for theater since his childhood. When he was five, he created the Haddad Theater for his family to put on plays. As an actor today, Haddad can be seen in popular TV shows such as The Politician, Madame Secretary, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In Falling for Make Believe, Haddad draws on stories from his childhood in a witty, whimsical memoir full of showtunes.

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April 2021

Sea Sick: The Theatre Centre, written and performed by Alanna Mitchell

April 14, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This unique performance unites personal memoir, theatrical presentation, and a scientific deep dive. Mitchell, a science journalist whose research on human impacts on the ocean’s chemistry led to many unexpected adventures, has created a lecture-cum-performance that diagnoses the state of the seas.

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May 2021

The War of the Worlds: Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, written with Isley Lynn

May 7, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This work looks back through history and speaks to our times. Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ radio adaptation and the wild reaction it inspired, Rhum and Clay’s The War of the Worlds wrestles with the media and the boundaries of truth in a thrilling broadcast of the end of the world.

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