DorritLab Schedule of Activities (Jan. 26-30)

Friday, January 26, 2018

DorritLab Festival and Conference | 8:00 AM–1:00 PM | Miami Room, Foshay Learning Center
Little Dorrit Production | Doors open at 5:30 PM, Performance 6:00-8:30 PM | Theater, Foshay Learning Center

FESTIVAL: 8:10-9:30 AM; and 10:10-11:30 AM

Please come see their behind the scenes presentations and activities during the Festival (Tea at the Marshalsea! Mapping A Walk Home! Little Dorrit’s Party! A Royal Masquerade! Music and Dance presentations). Fifteen minute interactive presentations at various stations to roving groups of visiting guests and students! About an hour and a half, presented twice during the day.
 

CONFERENCE: 11:50-12:50 PM

Six students read short excerpts from their papers to their peers and to Dickens Project reviewers, including Jonathan Grossman (UC Los Angeles), Devin Griffiths (University of Southern California), Christian Lehmann (University of Southern California), Jon Varese (The Dickens Project). Question and answer and comments after the student presentations. About an hour, presented once.
 

EXHIBITION: A Walk Home | All Day

Student photographic triptychs of their walks home inspired by passages from the novel. During the festival, the exhibit will be accompanied by a short student led mapping activity and talk. On view the whole day and at the evening shows as well.
 

PRODUCTION: Little Dorrit (with A Walk Home Exhibition) | 5:30-8:30 PM

Two cities collide in this portrayal of students' journeys as first-time readers of the novel, and of Dickens.

This production culminates DorritLab, an immersive study of the novel by Foshay Learning Center seniors of the University of Southern California's Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) program in their AP English classroom. In partnership with the Dickens Project, DorritLab hosted intensives, guest workshops and field trips–creating an interdisciplinary, urban-based learning experience interested in imagining what it means to be a 21st-century South Los Angeles urban teen reader of a 19th-century novel.

Painted masks drying
Silhouette of actors on stage
Dorrit Cast

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Little Dorrit Production | Doors open at 5:30 PM, Performance 6:00-8:30 PM | Theater, Foshay Learning Center

PRODUCTION: Little Dorrit (with A Walk Home Exhibition) | 5:30-8:30 PM

See description above.
 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Guest Lecture and Reception | Email for time and location details

GUEST LECTURE with Professor Jonathan Grossman and POST-SHOW RECEPTION

Remarks from Professor Grossman (UC Los Angeles) to DorritLab students and partners, followed by a facilitated open discussion and refreshments! About an hour and a half with mingling, a time to collectivize and celebrate together!

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