NYU Educational Theatre Forum 2018: Performance as Activism

April 19-21, 2018

Join us in an exploration of the concepts of Performance and Activism, investigating how these notions intersect, inform, and collide. Theatre and performance artists, scholars, and teachers are invited to come together to share ideas, vocabularies, strategies, and techniques, centering on the varying definitions and practices of performance as activism.

During this event, hosted by NYU’s Program in Educational Theatre, participants will consider the following questions:

  • How is activism defined and/or redefined in 2018?

  • How can performance be used to spark dialogue and engage classrooms and communities in critical exchange?

  • How can performance be used powerfully and effectively to promote social change?

  •  How do artists and educators present performance material that is inspirational and aesthetically driven while also having an enduring cultural influence?

Download the Forum Schedule here 

Register for the Forum

Registration is now open! We invite the global community to secure their spot in this year's forum by registering here. You can find out more about our keynote speaker, Ping Chong here and our full forum schedule will be available online soon. 

Cost of Attendance: 

Standard Registration: $125.00 

Current NYU Student Registration: $25.00

Single Day Registration: $60.00

Click here to register for the forum. 

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their own travel as well as room and board for their attendance at the forum. Resources and information on where to stay while in NYC is available here. Please share this website with a colleague, friend, list, and like us on Facebook!

We look forward to seeing you at NYU in the spring!


The 2018 NYU Forum Committee
Dr. Nan Smithner, Chair