When we first experienced theatre, we practiced suspension of disbelief before we knew what that term meant. As children, it was easy. We transported ourselves--in the playground, with our friends, and in our bedrooms--to new worlds every day. We knew pretend wasn’t real, but we let our imaginations overcome our reason. Thank goodness.
Entering into a semester with many new challenges and unexpected opportunities for growth, students and faculty in the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts (TCVPA) have shifted into an online modality. Though the future may be uncertain, many see this as an opportunity to explore the full capabilities of an online modality.
2020 has given people the permission to lean into and share their own stories by fighting for empathy and support at every turn. "20/20 Visions" invites audiences to reflect on the past year’s events while offering a hopeful perspective looking forward.
Animation Studies reminds us that animation is not just Mickey Mouse and talking cars. The field is rich with theoretical and practical frameworks that discuss everyday influences, such as the explosion of Japanese animation imports, localization and globalization of culture, the arts in performance, and application of these tenets to home disciplines that allow students to explore their own role in a technological world.