Lecture | January 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Join us for the opening lecture of the spring 2019 A+D Thursdays Lecture Series, which is shaped around three key words: Creativity, Migration and Transformation. Stan Lai, co-curator of the series, is one of the most acclaimed playwrights/directors in Asia, known not only for creating some of the most memorable works for the contemporary Chinese stage, but also for creating bold new genres and staging innovations. His theories on creativity, heretofore only published in Chinese, are considered groundbreaking in the field. He is artistic director of Performance Workshop in Taiwan and festival artistic director of Chinas Wuzhen Theatre. Lais works, which include over 30 original plays, two feature films, and four operas, include his epic 2000 play A Dream Like a Dream and 1986s Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land. Born in the U.S. and based in Taiwan, Lai received a doctorate degree in Dramatic Art from UC Berkeley. He was a professor and founding dean of the College of Theatre at Taipei National University of the Arts and has also been a visiting professor and artist-in-residence at both UC Berkeley and Stanford University.
Thursdays at 12:00pm, at the BAMPFA Theater.
Free and open to the public.
A+D Thursdays is a public lecture series embedded inside our Creative Gateway undergraduate course. The series exposes students and the public to a range of creative forms across the visual arts, performance, literature, film, and design. It introduces students and the community to our campuss major museums, presenters, and academic departments, as well as to select Bay Area arts organizations and regional partners.