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Theatre Visionary Anne Bogart to Visit Boston College

7:00pm Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Gasson Hall, Room 100
Boston College Main Campus


The Boston College Theatre Department is pleased to announce that stage director, educator, essayist, and theatre visionary Anne Bogart will give the inaugural lecture in the Matthew R. DeVoy and John H. DeVoy IV Perspectives on Theatre Series on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Bogart's presentation -- titled "What's the Story: the role of storytelling in the theater of the 21st century and beyond" -- will take place at 7:00pm in Gasson 100 at the center of Boston College's main campus.

This new lecture series is made possible by a generous gift from the DeVoy family of Newton, Massachusetts.  The series will bring major creative forces in theatre and the performing arts to Boston College on an annual basis to share their experience and their vision with the campus community and with interested alumni and members of the greater Boston arts community.
Anne Bogart is one of three Co-Artistic Directors of the SITI Company, the innovative ensemble theatre that she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992.  The SITI Company's mission focuses on the creation of original theatre work, professional performance training, touring nationally and internationally, and collaborating with leading artists and writers from other disciplines. Bogart has directed the vast majority of SITI Company creations, including three productions seen in the Boston area: The Trojan Women (After Euripides) (2013) and CafĂ© Variations (2012), both presented by ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage, and Marivaux's La Dispute (2003) at the American Repertory Theatre, which received the Elliott Norton Award for Outstanding Direction.

Bogart's DeVoy lecture at Boston College is based on her forthcoming book from Routledge, What's the Story: Essays about art, theater and storytelling, due for release in May 2014.  In chapters with such one-word titles as "Spaciousness," "Heat," "Error," and "Sustenance," Bogart explores how contemporary theatre can renew its connection with the primal impulse to tell stories as a way of making sense of the world.  Her thoughts derive from her extensive reading in neuroscience, sociology, and performance theory, as well as her 35 years of practical experience as a theatermaker.  

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. REQUEST TICKETS HERE.