Autobiographical Performance Workshop with Holly Hughes

Autobiographical Performance Workshop with Holly Hughes

Visions and Voices
  • Date:
    Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Time:
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue:
    University Park Campus
  • Cost:
    Admission is free. Reservations required. To RSVP, click on the links below beginning Wednesday, January 30, at 9 a.m.

    USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.
    General Public: To RSVP, click here.

Summary:

Focusing on shaping one’s own stories into theatre, pioneering feminist performance artist Holly Hughes will lead a hands-on workshop designed to give participants the tools to create performances using personal experience and the transformative power of the imagination.

Description:

Focusing on shaping one’s own stories into theatre, pioneering feminist performance artist Holly Hughes will lead a hands-on workshop designed to give participants the tools to create performances using personal experience and the transformative power of the imagination.

Since she began performing at the New York City women’s art cooperative the WOW Café in the early 1980s, Holly Hughes has established herself as one of the most important figures in feminist performance. She has written and performed such plays as The Well of Horniness and Let Them Eat Cake and the solo shows Clit Notes, Preaching to the Perverted and The Dog and Pony Show (Bring Your Own Pony). She has received grants from the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York State Council and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others, and has won a Lambda Book Award as well as two OBIE Awards. Hughes’s innovative work in both solo and group performance has been foundational for performance artists and for performance studies as an academic field.

Related Event:

The Dog and Pony Show (Bring Your Own Pony)
A Performance by Holly Hughes
Thursday, February 21, 7 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
For more info, click here.

Organized by David Román (English and American Studies and Ethnicity).

Photo: Lisa Guido