jessica_calvanico JESSICA CALVANICO Adjunct Lecturer, History of Performance Art

MA in Social Sciences, University of Chicago

Jessica Calvanico completed her graduate studies at the University of Chicago in 2009, where she studied Social Sciences. With a background in Anthropology, she has conducted fieldwork in Washington D.C., Chicago, and the Mississippi Delta studying music, performance, myth and how they intersect with race, gender, space and ethnography. She recently published Avalon, a collection ethnographic plays based on homosocial language practices. She also wrote, directed and performed a play based on that book entitled Avalon: A Play in Four Acts. She has performed and lectured nationally at UC San Diego, UT Texas, Art Institute of Chicago and MoMa PS1.

Announcements:

Izumi Ashizawa

Honored:
DCMetroTheaterArts’
Best of 2014
"Best Directors of a Play
in Professional Theatres"
See images of
Izumi's show Kwaiden
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Mallory Catlett

named as recipient of the
Foundation for
Contemporary Arts

2015 Grants to Artists
"Performance Art/Theatre"

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Jeanette Yew

& Jian Jung

named as grant recipients:
2015 EDITH LUTYENS AND
NORMAN BEL GEDDES FUND

The Play Company // Ludic Proxy
To Enhance Designs

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Theatre Arts graduate (2008)

Katelyn Gleason

makes Forbes 30 Under 30
"Healthcare Innovation"

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