March 8-9, Santa Cruz and March 11, UC Berkeley
There are three parts to this conference:
I. Keynote talk on Friday, March 8, UCSC
Vigdis Ystad, Knight of Norway’s order of St Olaf, for her work on Ibsen
“Ibsen as Playwright: Between Dramaturgy and Ethics”
More information on Ystad’s talk here.
II. “Peer Gynt in a Digital Age,” March 9, a day-long conference at UCSC
Full schedule here.
This international, day-long conference brings together scholars, designers, and dramaturgs from Norway, Tel Aviv, Seattle, and California for the second weekend of the performance. It’s held with the support of the Norwegian Consulate, UCSC, and the Norway House Foundation.
We’ll discuss staging and design histories, what it’s like to perform Ibsen, and the international relevance of Ibsen’s most globally-produced work.
III. “New Perspectives on Peer Gynt,” a panel at UC Berkeley, March 11, with Jannarone, Chemers, Barón, Rokem, Ystad, and Mørkhagen.
Conference Speakers include:
Freddie Rokem, Scandinavian theater scholar, Universities of Tel Aviv and Helsinki
Brian Johnston, In Memoriam. Ibsen scholar and translator
Sarah Bryant-Bertail, epic theater scholar, University of Washington
Danny Scheie, performer (Peer Gynt)
Nancy Carlin, performer (Äse)
Chris Molla and Jessica Faith Hayden, soundscape artists
Astrid Saether, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley
Brandin Baròn-Nusbaum, design and conference organization
Ben Carson, composer and music professor
Kimberly Jannarone, project director