This series is of exceptional interest since it is being organized by faculty at St Aloysius College (, the only Arts and Science College in the rural area of Kuttanadu, in India, who are hoping to reach a worldwide audience and put their college on the map. Most of their students are from underprivileged background, such as the children of fisherfolk and laborers.

The series will cover a wide range of topics in theater and performance studies, presented by an international slate of theater scholars and professionals. Classicists, please note that the presentation on January 22nd will be by Muditha Dharmasiri, who recently earned her MA in Classics from the University of Washington ( and now  teaches at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka ( She will be talking about Roman theater.

Attached is the flyer for the first presentation, an introduction to performance studies, which is tomorrow. The zoom link is
Meeting ID: 988 3736 3669
Passcode: 996688

Whether or not you are able to attend any of the seminars, please also consider supporting the department's theater program financially. (Contact Ms. Cibyna Thomas <>,  for details of how to do this.)

-thanks to the WCC list

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