45 episodes

On TAP is a three-headed, freewheeling conversation about topics of current interest to graduate students, professors, independent scholars, and all those interested in academic Theatre and Performance Studies. Each edition features established scholars in Theatre and Performance Studies chatting about several topics of field-wide interest, including trends in ideas and scholarly methods, pedagogy, career development, notable developments in research, publishing and hiring, and news-worthy events. Something like a cross between a casual faculty seminar and an impromptu conversation at a conference hotel bar, On TAP features knowledgeable scholars discussing a rapidly evolving field of knowledge. It is not peer-reviewed.

On TAP: A Theatre and Performance Studies Podcast On TAP

    • Education
    • 4.9, 24 Ratings

On TAP is a three-headed, freewheeling conversation about topics of current interest to graduate students, professors, independent scholars, and all those interested in academic Theatre and Performance Studies. Each edition features established scholars in Theatre and Performance Studies chatting about several topics of field-wide interest, including trends in ideas and scholarly methods, pedagogy, career development, notable developments in research, publishing and hiring, and news-worthy events. Something like a cross between a casual faculty seminar and an impromptu conversation at a conference hotel bar, On TAP features knowledgeable scholars discussing a rapidly evolving field of knowledge. It is not peer-reviewed.

    On TAP Special: Anthony Sargent

    On TAP Special: Anthony Sargent

    Sarah Bay-Cheng interviews Anthony Sargent, CEO of Toronto's Luminato arts festival, about the challenges for live arts in the present and the future.

    • 47 min
    On TAP: 040

    On TAP: 040

    Miriam Felton-Dansky joins us to talk about the artistic and institutional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, plus Sarah, Harvey, and Pannill talk about the reactions inside higher education, and revisit Waiting for Guffman (1996), which we all watched last week.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    On TAP 039

    On TAP 039

    Live at the Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces at Brown University. We discuss the impact of coronavirus on arts and higher education both near and long term, the recent issue of TDR dedicated to algorithms and performance, and thoughts on the ways colleges prepare students for arts careers in the 21st century. This edition features 4th chair contributions from Ian Garrett, Ashley Ferro-Murray, Elise Morrison, and Brandon Powers. Many thanks to Sydney Skybetter and the team at CRCI 2020!

    • 1 hr
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    On TAP: 038

    Soraya Nadia McDonald of The Undefeated joins the co-hosts to talk about theatre criticism, plus Harvey, Sarah, and Pannill discuss Stephen Scott-Bottoms' new article on "Modern Water," and the Es Devlin episode of the Netflix show Abstract.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    On TAP: 037

    On TAP: 037

    Sarah, Harvey, and Pannill discuss Cats,
    Practical cats, Dramatical cats
    Pragmatical cats, Fanatical cats
    Oratorical cats, Delphic-oracle cats
    Skeptical cats, Dispeptical cats
    Romantical cats, Pedantical cats 
    Critical cats, Parasitical cats
    Allegorical cats, Metaphorical cats
    Statistical cats and Mystical cats
    Political cats, Hypocritical cats
    Clerical cats, Hysterical cats
    Cynical cats, Rabbinical cats

    • 1 hr
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    On TAP: 036

    Sarah, Pannill, and Harvey discuss Fred Moten's essay on Othello, E. Patrick Johnson's documentary, Making Sweet Tea, and the upside of the field of theatre and performance studies in the twenty-first century.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

theatrelady ,

Great Conversations!

Harvey, Sarah, and Pannill (and their many guests) are smart, informed, and generous in their discussions of the field. I'm always excited to see that another podcast has come out and have been recruiting student listeners as well. Thanks for all the work that you do to bring the types of conversations that happen at conferences, in classrooms, and in journals to the podcast world as well!

RaiIsDead ,

An amazing podcast and wonderful contribution to the discourse

Thank you three for your work and time.

brmuda88 ,

Setting (at) the bar

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit at a bar with a performance theorist, or three? Or maybe you miss that experience when not at conferences? Luckily for us all,
this experience is now "On TAP" in this podcast, where three respected scholars talk to each other about theories, pedagogical practices, new and canonical works, and the fields of theatre and performance studies. All three hosts do an excellent job of providing a variety of perspectives and experiences to this dramaturgically sound podcast series. I look forward to hearing more!

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