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Reno 2015

EMOS ~ Ecodrama Playwrights Festival & Symposium ~ May 20-23, 2015


Hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance

At the University of Nevada, Reno




Deadline for Submissions is January 31, 2015


Ecology is at the heart of burgeoning creativity and interdisciplinary scholarship across the arts and humanities. This Symposium, together with the concurrent EMOS Playwrights’ Festival, invites artists, scholars and activists to share their work, ideas, and passions with one another and with the larger community who attend the Festival.


We welcome creative and innovative proposals for workshops, round-tables, panels, working sessions, installations, or participatory community gatherings that explore, examine, challenge, articulate, or nourish the possibilities of theatrical and performative responses to the environmental crisis in particular, and our ecological relationships in general. We encourage proposals that go beyond a recitation of ideas or positions, and instead bring presenters and participants together as they engage the driving question of how theatre has or might function as part of our reciprocal relationship with ecological communities.

Possible topics for exploration include:

  • land and body in performance

  • representations of bioregionalism

  • eco-literacy

  • representation of/and environmental justice

  • green theatre production

  • old cultural narratives/new stories

  • indigenous performance

  • community-based performance/ecological communities

  • sensing place/staging place

  • the ecologies of theatrical form and/or space

  • animal representation

  • application of ecocriticism to plays, performance and culture.

Please email a one-page (300 word max.) proposal and/or abstract by January 31, 2015 to:

Jonathon Taylor

University of Nevada, Reno Department of Theatre & Dance


Please include:

  • Type of session & title

  • Your preferred type of space (classroom, theatre, studio, or outdoors)

  • Technology support may be provided on a very limited basis; please indicate the desire for access to a technology-equipped room.

  • Time-length (60 min; 90 min; half-day)

  • Ideal or maximum number of participants

  • Short bios of presenter(s)

For more information about the EMOS Festival and Symposium at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2015, see and like us on Facebook!

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