2nd Lecture Of Chattanooga State's 4th Annual Chautauqua Lecture Series Will Be Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Humanities and Fine Arts Division of Chattanooga State Community College will host the second lecture of its 4thannual Chautauqua Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 19.

 

Associate Professor Evans Jarnefeldt’s experiences at the Chautauqua Institution, which locals refer to as a “Disneyland for nerds,” helped shape his academic and theatrical interests, and where Professor Jarnefeldt was once the student, he is now the teacher.

 

‘Reclaiming Play: Nontraditional Voices and Space in Theatre’ draws from his experience as artist and nerd. As an artist, he loves electric performances that skirt the line between audience entertainment and engagement. As a nerd, he wants to understand the historical models that set the stage for our current revolutions in the audience experience.



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