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.
"Conversations with Food" is but one example of the humanities’ foray into interdisciplinary study that discovers how the commonplace becomes the noteworthy. Not everyone is a humanities scholar, a theatre professional, or a chef. Not everyone considers food beyond what they will have for dinner. But everybody eats.
Recognized by many for his work as a character actor in films such as Antoine Fuqua’s "The Magnificent Seven," the Coen brother’s "No Country for Old Men," and David Byrne’s "True Stories," Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance alumnus Matthew Posey (BA 1980) is also the creative mind behind one of the most interesting and exciting small theaters in the Southwest region.
We are continuously trying to find new and innovative ways to engage our community and develop our audience potential; as such, we intend to present the "Fall Dance Festival" pieces in the Stars and Stripes Drive-In, and for the "DanceTech" pieces to be projected onto buildings downtown.