One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated by visiting and local artists and scholars. Each small-group session creates context around contemporary performance and a particular artist’s social, political, cultural, and aesthetic influences through a pre-show workshop with lecture and discussion; group viewing of a performance; and post-show conversation over food and drink. Online artist interviews and other media supplement learning and engagement. Anyone curious about contemporary art is welcome. 

Pre-Show Workshop: 7:00 PM (PSU Lincoln Hall, Rm 121)

Tanya Tagaq Performance: 8:30 PM at PSU Lincoln Hall (mainstage theatre)

Post-Show Conversation: Approx. 9:30 PM (in the theatre)

About Field Guide: PICA’s education and public engagement series, Field Guide helps audiences discover and feel more informed about contemporary performance. Through facilitated workshops with visiting and local faculty, focused explorations of artist’s work, and connection with other festival-goers, Field Guide sessions include various combinations of pre-show workshops, social outings to performances, post-show conversations, and online interviews and media to more deeply contextualize the art and artists of our time.