Student Lecture Series | Rubén Polendo: Dramaturgy, Disruption, and Architecture

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 12:30 - 2pm

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Image Credit: Theater Mitu

Image Credit: Theater Mitu

This lecture will be conducted in person in room 315F and through Zoom. 

For in-person attendance, please register in advance here
For Zoom attendance, please register in advance here.

How does architecture perform? What do we disrupt when we interrogate the dramaturgy of architecture? Framing dramaturgy as the consideration of structure and its impact over time, this presentation will look at a range of approaches to collaboration, architecture, and performativity. Engaging theater-making as an inherently trans-disciplinary art form, the conversation invites a disruption of traditional modes of storytelling, image-making, and collaboration.

The presentation will be followed by a conversation moderated by Martina Duque Gonzalez.

Rubén Polendo is Founding Artistic Director of Theater Mitu. Polendo’s practice and pedagogical work are situated in the tension between acting and performance, theatrical design and installation, multi-media and interactive technology. Theater Mitu is located in its own arts space in Gowanus, Brooklyn called MITU580. This former glass recycling facility is a unique gathering place where transdisciplinary arts practice is interrogated, incubated, and produced. His work with Mitu has been presented and developed nationally and internationally. Theater Mitu has been company-in-residence at The Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop, and at The NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center. Polendo served as Founding Theater Program Director and Associate Dean for the Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi. Polendo most recently served as Chair for The Department of Drama at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

This event is free and accessible to the public in person and through Zoom. Registration is required.

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