Performance Proposals

We hope to support a diverse range of practice throughout the conference, works that consider and confront notions of temporality and performance both in terms of form and content. We encourage you to take the conference theme as a provocation to question, experiment and explore notions of temporality in your practice.When you send us your proposal, please also give us a sense of audience number to these works – are they open to all, or a small audience, or are they one-to-one pieces?

We will have some access to black box studio and theatre spaces, though with the usual conference constraints, so works that can load in/out fairly quickly (think Edinburgh Festival) will be easier for us to present.  You can find information about our spaces online.  The Nitery Theatre seats 83: The Prosser Theatre is suitable for more intimate works with a capacity of 38:  The Pigott Theatre seats 194:

We invite proposals for site specific performances, installations and durational works.  The weather in June in Palo Alto will likely be conducive to outside work.

We also invite you to think creatively in terms of time and time-specific works. We invite you to propose performances that might take place at dawn or in the middle of the night, that might last only a minute or might be durational throughout the conference.

We hope you will be inspired to think of temporality in a myriad of ways to do with time, place, presence, permanence, impermanence, a stutter, a rupture, a play of synchronicity, simultaneity, speed, set in pacific time, biological time or even tectonic time (the campus sits on the San Andreas Fault line).

Additional information about spaces you might consider:
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Abstracts should be 500 words in length, and should speak to how your proposals relates to the conference theme. Please list all technical requests along with the names, contact information, and affiliations of all performers. State at the top of your submission document your name, contact information, and affiliation. Include your proposal as a PDF (preferred) or an Word Document. Include your last name in the file name of the document.

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