Listen: Director K. Elizabeth Stevens on "Collaborative Theater Making"

Earlier this week, Associate Professor of Acting and Directing K. Elizabeth Stevens delivered her lecture "Collaborative Theater Making" as part of the Aydelotte Foundation's Second Tuesday Arts & Humanities Cafe series. In her lecture, she discusses the role of the director from a play's conception to completion, highlighting the collaborative nature of theater. 

At Swarthmore, Stevens has directed Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Witold Gombrowicz’s Ivona Princess of Burgundia, Jonathan Franzen’s new translation of Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, Franz Xaver Kroetz's Through the Leaves, and The Royal Singer, an original opera for children by Professors Thomas Whitman and Nathalie Anderson.

Sponsored by the Aydelotte Foundation, the Second Tuesday Arts & Humanities Cafes are a monthly series that highlight the intellectual relevance of humanities approaches to arts and culture. Topics have ranged from visual narratives in Japan to reflections on life and death in South Indian religions and current intersections of theater, dance, and music performance in the United States. Events are geared for individuals with no formal background in the arts and humanities. The only requirement is curiosity.