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    Senior Capstones!

    2022’s PERF 481 capstone class presented eleven projects, ranging from installations to films, papers, performances, lectures, and workshops that focused on identities, cultures, art, and the impact that internal and external factors have on our lives. Two installations elicited nostalgia in their viewers through physical objects and settings: Joshua Carley’s Dear Genius was a walk-through […]

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    The Green Room, Newsletter of the Department of Performance Studies, Summer 2022

    The Texas A&M Department of Performance Studies summer 2022 newsletter, The Green Room, has been published. It can be accessed here.

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    Alumni Focus: Jacob C. Alford García

    Focusing on composition and computer music, Jacob C. Alford García (Class of 2008) graduated from A&M with a BA in Music through the Department of Performance Studies. Working closely with professors Andrea Imhoff, Jeff Morris, Martin Regan, and Judith Hamera (who now teaches at Princeton University), Jacob credits his time in Aggieland with launching him on what […]

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    A Deep Dive into Ingmar Bergman

    On April 21st, the stacked Methods of Film Study/Film Authorship classes hosted an open-to-the-public, big-screen presentation of the 2021 feature film Bergman Island. After a dozen weeks of motion pictures by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, a public screening of a new film about the artist’s impact on contemporary filmmakers, both male and female, was a […]

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    Undergraduate Spotlight: Olivia Parker

    “Performance Studies is a broad interdisciplinary field that uses performance as a lens to understand the world and the humans that inhabit it,” says Olivia Parker, a Performance Studies major minoring in both Film and English, and part of the graduating class of 2022. A&M is one of the top schools in the state and […]

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    Staff Spotlight: John Abi-Najm

    In December, the Department of Performance Studies hired a new Executive Assistant, John Abi-Najm. He is our most recent addition and has already made huge strides in the span of three short months. Mr. Abi-Najm is a San Diego native and has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (studying history) from San Diego State […]

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    Spring 2022 Department Newsletter

    The Texas A&M Department of Performance Studies Spring 2022 newsletter has been published. It can be accessed here.

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    Improv Comedy

      Join us next week March 28-April 1 for a special improv workshop culminating in an (optional) performance in Rudder Forum on April 2! TAMU Department of Performance Studies is bringing in director/performer Daniel Orrantia to conduct an improvisation workshop and performance with Performance Studies graduate student Astrid Lange and Lecturer Anne Quackenbush. The workshop […]

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    Undergraduate Spotlight: Joshua Carley

    Joshua Carley, graduating this year, is a Performance Studies major and a Museum Studies minor who also holds an undergraduate Diversity Certificate. In an interview, Joshua spoke about the Department of Performance Studies, what it means to him, the value of his years here, and what lies ahead for him past graduation. Carley stated “Performance […]

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    Sumie Kaneko: “Night of our Favorite Things”

    By Bethany Soukanya On February 9th and 10th, the Department of Performance Studies hosted Japan-Jazz fusion artist Sumie Kaneko whose artistry, quite simply, exceeded all expectations. Her performance was held in the Liberal Arts and Humanities Building in the Blackbox Theatre. Music has the power to communicate feelings that cannot be put into words, and […]