Intercultural Acting and Performer Training

11 June 2019 | Research / Publications


ITI Director T. Sasitharan, faculty member Phillip Zarrilli and former academic board member Anuradha Kapur co-edited Intercultural Acting and Performer Training, a collection of essays published by Routledge Books.

Contributors include alumna Giorgia Ciampi ('14) and academic board member Frances Barbe.


Intercultural Acting and Performer Training
Editors: T. Sasitharan, Phillip Zarrilli, Anuradha Kapur
Publisher: Routledge Books, 2019

Intercultural Acting and Performer Training is the first collection of essays from a diverse, international group of authors and practitioners focusing on intercultural acting and voice practices worldwide. This unique book invites performers and teachers of acting and performance to explore, describe, and interrogate the complexities of intercultural acting and actor/performer training taking place in our twenty-first century, globalized world.

As global contexts become multi-, inter- and intra-cultural, assumptions about what acting "is" and what actor/performer training should be continue to be shaped by conventional modes, models, techniques and structures. This book examines how our understanding of interculturalism changes when we shift our focus from the obvious and highly visible aspects of production to the micro-level of training grounds, studios, and rehearsal rooms, where new forms of hybrid performance are emerging.

Ideal for students, scholars and practitioners, Intercultural Acting and Performer Training offers a series of accessible and highly readable essays which reflect on acting and training processes through the lens offered by "new" forms of intercultural thought and practice.


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