2015 MLA - MRDS Sponsored Sessions


MLA Vancouver, January 8-11, 2015

MRDS Sponsored Session

Session 291. In Your Skin
Friday, 9 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 17, VCC East
Mario Longtin, Univ. of Western Ontario
Raul Ariza-Barile, Univ. of Texas, Austin
Robert L. A. Clark, Kansas State Univ.
Garrett P. J. Epp, Univ. of Alberta
Vicki Hamblin, Western Washington Univ.
John Nassichuk, Univ. of Western Ontario
Session Description:
How does an actor slip into the skin of the other? What are the techniques used to make the transformation effective for the audience? This roundtable explores the many challenges of interpreting (embodying) the other onstage: a young man playing a female saint, a Christian playing a representative of a different faith, a clerk playing a nobleman, or any actor playing a devil or an angel.