“(Always) On the Road (Again): U.S. Theatre on Tour”
A lecture presented by Professor Charlotte Canning
October 31, 2012
Central Library Community Room
“(Always) On the Road (Again): U.S. Theatre on Tour” looks at the history of U.S. performance in the 20th century as the story of the road. From tent shows at the beginning of the century moving from town to town to Broadway tours on US campuses (and elsewhere) at the start of the 21st, U.S. theatre has always been on the move.
Charlotte Canning is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin where she is head of the Performance as Public Practice program. She is the author of Feminist Theaters in the U.S.A.: Staging Women’s Experience and The Most American Thing in America: Circuit Chautauqua as Performance (Iowa, 2005), which won the Barnard Hewitt Award for Excellence in Theatre History. She is the current associate editor of Theatre Research International.
The lecture and reception are sponsored by the Vanderbilt Departments of Theatre and English, The American Studies Program, The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, and The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries