April 16: From Page to Stage Series - Knowing Your Audience: Code-Switching & Social Performance

04.09.2018 12:00:00
From Page to Stage Series - Knowing Your Audience: Code-Switching & Social Performance

Writers' Theatre is proud to present the thirteenth annual From Page to Stage series. This comprehensive series of special events, lectures, workshops, and performances are designed to enhance and enrich your appreciation of Smart People.

Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7 pm
Hosted by Highland Park Public Library | 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035

Lori D. Barcliff Bapista (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Annette D'Onoforio (Northwestern University, the Chicagoland Language Project)
Chloe Johnston (Lake Forest College, The Neo-Futurists)

"Yo!" "Greetings." "Hey there!" Whether consciously or not, most of us have engaged in a phenomenon of social interaction popularly known as "code-switching," where we alter our language, dialect, or grammar depending on who we are talking to in any given situation. As Smart People examines issues of privilege, implicit bias and miscommunication, this From Page to Stage series event seeks to decode the subtle shifts in how we perceive others, and therefore, how we choose to present ourselves and communicate.

How much of our social interactions are "performances" rather than organic? Experts in linguistics, sociology and performance join us as we use real-world examples to unpack these big questions and learn about depictions of science on stage and how we all use language to perform identity.  

This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is requested. To reserve your seat, please clickhere.

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