Committee on Theater & Performance Studies Graduate Program
The Humanities and the Social Sciences Divisions at the University of Chicago offer a range of research workshops for faculty members and advanced graduate students. The workshops provide ongoing venues for discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary conversation. The Committee on TAPS expects its students to participate in the Theater and Performance Studies Workshop and encourages its students to explore other graduate workshops (see Council on Advanced Studies).
The TAPS Graduate Workshop brings together faculty and graduate students from across the university whose research involves theater and/or performance. The workshop seeks to provide a forum for work in theater and performance studies that spans a variety of disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences, including anthropology, cinema and media studies, East Asian languages and cultures, English, Germanic studies, history, music, romance languages and literatures, and Slavic languages. In addition, the workshop seeks to nurture productive reflection on the longstanding divide between the theories and practices of performance. In any given quarter, the workshop serves as a forum for graduate student dissertation chapters in progress, artists who are presenting work in progress, and professors from UChicago and beyond presenting current research.
The workshop typically meets on alternating Wednesdays throughout the academic year. For more information about the workshop and its current schedule of events, please visit the TAPS Graduate Workshop or contact workshop coordinators Arianna Gass or Eva Pensis.