Politics on Stage/Staging Politics

February 1, 2019 - 2:00pm

Young people today are angry. This seems to be the message of Sebastian Nübling's production of Sasha Marianna Salzmann's play Zuken, which premiered in 2017 at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin. But is this such a bad thing? Zuken explores contemporary discourses about the ostensibly destructive nature of anger and the violence--or even terrorism--that is routinely thought to be its consequence. Instead of giving into these popular claims, the play explicitly invites contemplation about anger as an important, radical theatrical form and a potential site of social protest.

Olivia Landry is Assistant Professor of German at Lehigh University. She works on contemporary cinema and theater. Her first book, Movement and Performance in Berlin School Cinema, will appear in March 2019 with Indiana University Press. The topic of this lecture is part of a new book project on anger in contemporary transnational theatre, titled Theatre of Anger.


Lecture will be followed by Poster Session of Senior Seminar Research Projects.  3:30-5:30
Louis Collins, Rachel Dodson, Sloane Kozyak, Maggie Koontz, Georgina Laube, JP Leskovich, Eleanna Melcher, Maria Ressler, Andrew Schlegel, David Skrovanek, Brynne Zubey

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