Program Goals

What is the JPTW trying to accomplish?

  • Create a space where scholarly and artistic work on Japanese performance can be shared and improved through conversation with a trans-disciplinary community of supportive participants
  • Explore conceptual and methodological tools for thinking, writing, and teaching about Japanese performance
  • Develop a robust conversation between Japanese Studies and Performance Studies
  • Raise the level of critical discourse on Japanese performance
  • Mentor students interested in Japanese performance and improve participants’ work
  • Imagine projects for future collaboration across disciplines