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Festival for Original Theatre, Toronto, January 1998

FESTIVAL FOR ORIGINAL THEATRE 1998 Festival of Original Theatre and Film Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto
Metaphor and Metonymy: Issues of Representation in the Language of Theatre and Film January 22-25, 1998 Started in 1993, the Festival of Original Theatre and Film (F.O.O.T.) is a student administered performance conference and arts festival sponsored by the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama. Our goal is to bring together academia and the arts in cross-disciplinary exploration and discussion. The structure of the festival combines academic conference papers, panel discussions, readings of plays-in-progress and original performances of theatre and film. This year's festival will explore the implications of the choices made by artists when they represent a subject either through substitution (i.e. metaphor) or selection of an aspect of the whole (i.e. metonymy). Guests will also be invited to participate in panel discussions with professionals from the theatre and film communities. Areas to which we anticipate our theme will be most relevant include semiotics, feminist theory, queer theory and literary analysis. We welcome any other approach people wish to take. Your proposal should be in the form of a 500 word abstract outlining the main points of your paper and demonstrating its relevance to the festival theme. Papers should be 10 to 12 pages in length for a reading time of no more than 20 minutes.
1998 Festival of Original Theatre and Film Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto
Metaphor and Metonymy: Issues of Representation in the Language of Theatre and Film January 22-25, 1998 Started in 1993, the Festival of Original Theatre and Film (F.O.O.T.) is a student administered performance conference and arts festival sponsored by the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama. Our goal is to bring together academia and the arts in cross-disciplinary exploration and discussion. The structure of the festival combines academic conference papers, panel discussions, readings of plays-in-progress and original performances of theatre and film. This year's festival will explore the implications of the choices made by artists when they represent a subject either through substitution (i.e. metaphor) or selection of an aspect of the whole (i.e. metonymy). While metaphor and metonymy may be most familiar as literary figures, these qualities are often explored visually in the theatre through image and/or gesture. Your submission should include the finished script (or, for non-text based works for which a script does not exist, a video of a performance of the work) plus a brief paragraph outlining the manner in which this production relates to the theme of the festival. The play should be ready for public presentation. F.O.O.T. provides a venue and lighting and sound equipment, but you are expected to meet all other production requirements.
WORKS-IN-PROGRESS 1998 Festival of Original Theatre and Film Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto
Metaphor and Metonymy: Issues of Representation in the Language of Theatre and Film January 22-25, 1998 Started in 1993, the Festival of Original Theatre and Film (F.O.O.T.) is a student administered performance conference and arts festival sponsored by the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama. Our goal is to bring together academia and the arts in cross-disciplinary exploration and discussion. The structure of the festival combines academic conference papers, panel discussions, readings of plays-in-progress and original performances of theatre and film. This year's festival will explore the implications of the choices made by artists when they represent a subject either through substitution (i.e. metaphor) or selection of an aspect of the whole (i.e. metonymy). While metaphor and metonymy may be most familiar as literary figures, these qualities are often explored visually in the theatre through image and/or gesture. Your submission should include a first draft or complete scenario outline plus a brief paragraph describing the manner in which this production relates to the theme of the festival. Those who are accepted will be offered dramaturgical support for the further development of the play. Works-in-progress will be showcased at the festival in the form of public readings followed by brief, informal question-and-answer sessions.
VIDEOS AND FILM 1998 Festival of Original Theatre and Film Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto
Metaphor and Metonymy: Issues of Representation in the Language of Theatre and Film January 22-25, 1998 Started in 1993, the Festival of Original Theatre and Film (F.O.O.T.) is a student administered performance conference and arts festival sponsored by the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama. Our goal is to bring together academia and the arts in cross-disciplinary exploration and discussion. The structure of the festival combines academic conference papers, panel discussions, readings of plays-in-progress and original performances of theatre and film. This year's festival will explore the implications of the choices made by artists when they represent a subject either through substitution (i.e. metaphor) or selection of an aspect of the whole (i.e. metonymy). While metaphor and metonymy are most familiar as literary figures, in film these qualities may be explored through language, sound or image. Your submission should include a copy of your video or video of your film plus a brief paragraph outlining the way in which you feel the artistic goal of your film relates to the theme of the festival. Please direct your submissions or inquiries to: Peter Cockett and Peter Eliot Weiss Artistic Directors Festival of Original Theatre and Film Graduate Centre for Study of Drama University of Toronto 214 College Street, 3rd Floor Toronto, Ontario Canada M5T 2Z9