55-Minutes of Action:
American Indian Theater
inspired by MacArthur Genius Kara Walker and Aaron McGruder's "Boondocks"
As case studies, panelists will consider The Public Theater's highly problematic and on-going production Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and other recent redface self-identified public performances - Johnny Depp's "Tonto," Senator Elizabeth Warren, Kelsey Asbille Chow (Yellowstone; Wind River), etc. - and the production entities/institutions that sanction such depictions.
This traditional conference will include a roundtable discussion and Q&A in a dynamic new approach to solving the lack of Native American representation in America's mainstream.
Jakovljevic (pronounced Ya-kov-le-vich) publishes widely on subjects ranging from history of modernist theater, to experimental performance, to avant-garde and conceptual art, to contemporary performance. His articles appeared in leading scholarly journals in the United States (Theatre Journal, TDR, PAJ, Art Journal, Theater) and in Europe (Serbia, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Croatia, Poland, and Belgium). In 2013 he chaired 19th annual Performance Studies international conference "Now Then: Performance and Temporality" at Stanford University.