FIRST FRIDAY | Mohr Visiting Artist Mikéah Ernest Jennings
FRI OCT 1 @ 12-1PM
Roble Gym Lounge | Open to Stanford Students, Faculty, and Staff
For our Kick-off First Friday event, The Fall 2021 Mohr Visiting Artist, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, will give a lecturer: “Media, Culture And Theater: Unforeseen Thresholds In Diversity” — an introduction to Mikéah Ernest Jennings and discussion on his career and history as an interdisciplinary performer working in the areas of dance and theater with a particular focus on the experimental integration of new media technologies, live-feed video, projections, and the exploration of a unique performance technique called “Real-Time Film.” Jennings will briefly discuss how these new technologies help us to engage in conversations about equity, inclusion, and intersectionality in bold new ways.
ABOUT THE MOHR VISITING ARTIST
Mikéah Ernest Jennings Is a First-generation Caribbean American art/theater/performance creator, and educator, from the rural Mojave Desert in California, living in New York. Interested mainly in the inutility of the 4th wall, and the growing possibilities of integrating new technologies into the theater, Mikéah has sought out collaborations with artists who reframe the traditional conventions of the audience/performer relationship as a way to highlight the performance of the audience as an equally vital component of the theatrical ritual. Additionally, Mikéah works to pioneer new and exciting contemporary theater work that pushes the boundaries of inclusivity by increasing the visibility of marginalized communities, intersectionality, and strategies to improve possibilities of economic equity within the American theater.
The Mohr Visiting Artist Program is supported by Nancy and Larry Mohr