AsidesLIVE Symposium:
Transformation
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Dec 08 2013

AsidesLIVE Symposium:
Transformation

In the Sidney Harman Hall Forum


$20 regular, $15 ticket holders/subscribers, $7 student tickets

Explore the challenges and thrills of adaptation and translation. Join artists, directors and scholars as they explore the nature of creating a new work of art, while remaining connected to the past.

Panels include:
Changing Mediums
The co-director/adaptor of Man in a Case, Paul Lazar will be joined by actress Hannah Yelland (of the upcoming Brief Encounter) and the Washington Ballet's Artistic Director Septime Webre to discuss their experiences transforming a work from one medium to another. Moderated by Hannah Hessel Ratner, Audience Enrichment Manager.

The Spectrum of Transformation
Amy Stolls, NEA Acting Director of Literature, will moderate this exploration of translation as a kin to adaptation. Featuring STC’s Literary Associate Drew Lichtenberg, literary author and teacher Abdourahman Waberi, and his translator, author Nancy Naomi Carlson (2014 NEA Literature Translation Fellow).

Challenging Chekhov
Taking a closer work at the process of adapting the author of Man in a Case this discussion will explore working on the Russian authors text from a modern sensibility. Featuring Russian Literature and Film scholar Peter Rollberg and playwright Annie Baker (adaptor of Uncle Vanya at Soho Rep). Moderated by Laura Buda, Community Engagement Manager. 

AsidesLIVE coincides with the STC Presentation Series production of Man in a Case, based on Chekhov's short stories.