Getting On, a Backstage Tour

Getting On

Location: San Francisco Senior Center
Date / Time: September 14-17, 2012, 10:30pm-12:30pm

This Open Theatre Workshop is run by internationally acclaimed Artists and Theatre Professors Lois Weaver (Queen Mary University of London), Helen Paris and Leslie Hill (Stanford University).

Getting On

'Getting On, a backstage tour' is a two-part theatre workshop in which we play with notions of 'age fright' through metaphor of 'stage fright'. We will work on creative responses to ageing and encouraging participants to embody, then narrate an experience of 'backstage' where we might find each other as we stand and wait for the curtain to rise.

Getting On



Sukanya Thumbnail I received my doctoral degree in Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford in June 2016. My dissertation, completed under the guidance of Dr. Jisha Menon, was awarded the Charles R. Lyons Memorial Prize for Outstanding Dissertation. My research project was supported by the Graduate Research Opportunities Award in Stanford, which facilitated my fieldwork in India and Bangladesh during the summer of 2013 and 2014; and the Wisch Fellowship by the Center for South Asia, Stanford University, for my work in South Asian theater and performance studies. I identify as an artist-scholar, and my training and specialization are in the area of oral history; postcolonial and ethnic studies (with a focus on South Asian performance studies); ethnomusicology; dramatic literature; transcultural theater and performance; experimental devised performances; and community-based performance-making.


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Sukanya C.