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Alumni Reception and Livingston Lecture

Time to Get Real: Subjective Perspectives on Truthfulness in Performance

Presented by Anne Penner, associate professor of theatre

Thursday, May 16, 2019
University of Denver Davis Auditorium 
Sturm Hall, Room 248
2000 E. Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

Free. Hors d'oeuvres and open bar provided.

Register below, or call 303-871-2425

6:00 p.m. — CAHSS alumni reception
7:00 p.m. — Lecture,Time to Get Real: Subjective Perspectives on Truthfulness in Performance

Chekhov playEver since the theatre movement of realism emerged in the late 19th century as a reaction to the histrionic style of melodrama, actors internationally have crafted their own techniques and systems to appear "realistic" and to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances of the play. But what feels realistic to one actor may appear exaggerated, or small and lifeless, to another. With the assistance of student actors who will perform various theatrical texts, Professor Penner will demonstrate subjective theatrical realism and the variety of ways in which actors use modern acting tools.

anne pennerAnne Penner is an associate professor in the University of Denver Department of Theatre, where she teaches acting, directing, and movement courses. Her most recent professional acting credits include The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe with the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, and Richard III with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. In May 2018, she launched Season One of the podcast, The Actors Mind , with Associate Professor of Psychology Kateri McRae. The podcast discusses the craft of acting from a psychological science perspective.

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