MRDS Sponsored Session: MLA 2015

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We hope you'll join us at the following session, part of the annual meeting of the MLA in Vancouver, Canada, January 8 to 11, 2015. The MRDS is pleased to sponsor the following session:

Session 291. In Your Skin

Friday, 9 January, 12:00 noon to 1:15 PM

Location: 17, VCC East

How does an actor slip into the skin of the other? What are the techniques used to make the transformation effective for the audience? This roundtable explores the many challenges of interpreting (embodying) the other onstage: a young man playing a female saint, a Christian playing a representative of a different faith, a clerk playing a nobleman, or any actor playing a devil or an angel.

Chair: Mario Longtin (University of Western Ontario)


  • Raul Ariza-Barile (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Robert L. A. Clark (Kansas State University)
  • Garrett P. J. Epp (University of Alberta)
  • Vicki Hamblin (Western Washington University)
  • John Nassichuk (University of Western Ontario)