Picture courtesy of Geoffrey Chadsey. Used with permission.
Carnegie Mellon College Faculty of Drama
John Wells Directing Program
micro-symposium: Italo Calvino’s Six Memos for the Subsequent Millennium
Italo Calvino, one of many world’s foremost modern writers and thinkers, tragically handed away in 1985 whereas making ready a sequence of talking engagements for the celebrated Norton Lecture Collection at Harvard College. Within the wake of his passing, his notes had been compiled in a quantity wherein Calvino extolled the virtues he proposed for the literature to embrace within the soon-to-come new millennium: lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, multiplicity and consistency. A number of a long time on, and nicely into the brand new millennium Calvino dreamt up, his writing proves to be enduringly prescient.
Delivered over a two-day interval as a sequence of swift and luminous fifteen-minute lectures, the 1st and a couple ofnd-year John Wells Directing Fellows interact in a thought-provoking inquiry, ruminating on how these values transcend the boundaries of Calvino’s authentic musings, and encourage the sector of theater and artwork at giant.
These shows had been initially developed as a part of Professor Ivan Talijancic’s Fall 2021 MFA Administrators Lab class.
Tuesday, March 22, 5 – 6:30 pm (Lightness, Quickness, Exactitude)
Thursday, March 24, 5 – 6:30 pm (Visibility, Multiplicity, Consistency)
In-Particular person: Purnell Heart for the Arts, John Wells Studio Theater
Digital: Zoom data coming quickly!
Instigator: Ivan V Talijancic (Particular Visiting Professor, John Wells Directing Program)
Principal investigators: Peter Andersen, Rebecca Wahls, B Kleymeyer, Jasmine Roth (Grasp of High-quality Arts – John Wells Directing Fellows)
Please be suggested, the shows embrace grownup language, nudity, and violent photos.