Ayanna Thompson will discuss the process of writing the first in-depth look at Peter Sellars, the avant-garde director whose Shakespeare productions have polarized communities and critics. Through extensive interviews and archival work, her book will take readers on a journey through experimental theatre and the tensions that arise between innovation and accessibility. An iconoclastic figure who inspires strong reactions both personally and professionally, Peter Sellars continues to amaze and confound. Ayanna’s talk will discuss the pleasures and challenges of working on a living artist.
Food for Thought is a chance for UHP faculty fellows to present their research and discuss it casually over lunch. The talk lasts about 20 minutes, with time for a causal question answer period. Plus we provide the lunch!
Seats are limited, so secure your spot now and sign up! RSVP here: http://thompsonfft.youcanbook.me/