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CSU Professor Promotes Global Dialogue through Theatre

Dr. Becky Becker, assistant director of the CSU Center for Global Engagement and professor of theatre, is encouraging global-dialogue through theatre. As editor of “Theatre Symposium: A Publication of the Southeastern Theatre Conference,” Becker recently completed volume 25 of the journal to explore the theme of “Cross-Cultural Dialogue on the Global Stage.”

“Volume 25 is an interesting look at the many ways practitioners can bring cross-cultural dialogue into theatre at a time we need it the most,” said Becker. “I’m always invested in ways to illuminate different cultures through theatre. This was an engaging way to see how others do that.”

Theatre Symposium is an annual weekend conference focusing on a single scholarly topic, chosen and organized by the editor. International attendees gather at the conference to present papers. Following the conference, scholars are invited to submit their papers for peer-review; six to eight papers are then selected for publication.  Becker is completing her two-year term as editor. In her first year, she organized volume 24 of the journal with the theme, “Theatre in Space.”

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