February 23, 2018 at 9:30am

School of Theatre and Dance Presents Guest Artist, Adriano Cabral

school of theatre and dance presents guest artist, adriano cabral

On March 23rd and March 24th, the School of Theatre and Dance will be hosting a very important guest, Adriano Cabral, to discuss LGBTQ representation in the arts and in higher education.

Adriano Cabral is the Assistant Professor of Acting at the University of Nevada, Reno. He holds his MFA in Theatre Performance from Arizona State University and a BA in Musical Theatre from Rhode Island College. Cabral is a certified Assistant Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and has performed/presented around the U.S., Japan, Colombia, and Indonesia. His current research focuses on LGBTQ actor training in higher education. He has recently collaborated with the UNR Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology in their Transgender Clinic to manualize a therapy program for male-to-female transgender clients. His coauthored book Here’s How to Use the Voice and Communication Program for Transgender Women (VCMtF) is set to print this fall under Plural Publishing.

Programming during this visit includes:

Friday March 23rd 3pm-4pm, SH 317 (food will be provided)

Q&A with students

LGBTQ representation and sexual identity in the arts

Friday March 23rd 4:30-5:30pm, SH317 (food will be provided)

Q&A with faculty 

LGBTQ inclusivity in the classroom

Saturday March 24th 1pm-2pm, Albert Taylor Theatre

Master voice class for actors

*** Reserve your spot for this workshop by emailing egonzales@millikin.edu ***

Saturday March 24th 2:30-4:30pm, Albert Taylor Theatre

Solo Performance Workshop

Have you ever felt like your voice isn’t being represented in the current theatrical canon? It’s time for you to be heard. In this workshop, you will explore the process of developing your own solo-performance to share your unique voice. Using exercises from Fitzmaurice Voicework®, automatic writing, and Tim Miller’s embodied ethnography, we will work together to bring your story to the stage. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to write.  

***Reserve your spot for this workshop by emailing egonzales@millikin.edu. 15 person max***

Saturday March 24th 7:30pm, Albert Taylor Theatre

Special performance of To the Grind

Written and Performed by Adriano Cabral

To The Grind is an “autoethnodrama” and solo performance that investigates the intersections between sexuality, sexual identity, and vocal development. Staged as a mock voice lesson, this performance is raw, gritty, fun, and witty. Not your average “coming out tale,” this performance explores the coming into oneself through use of the voice, seeking to inspire others to discard societal conceptions of gay identity and discover the root of their own persona.