Pedagogical questioning in the arts: A lecture by Professor Stephen Wangh

Professor Stephen Wangh

Date & Time

Fri 15 Feb 2019
7:00pm – 8:30pm


Lecture Theatre
Block F, Level 2 #F202
LASALLE, 1 McNally Street


Free. RSVP here.


Lecture / Talk

Art-making and performance training depend on our ability to live with questions and questioning. But as educators – what kinds of questions do we ask; when do our questions and feedback inspire or intimidate; how do we respond to our students’ questions; and how can we bear and bare our own ignorance?

For one night only, delve into these issues with Professor Stephen Wangh, Arts Professor Emeritus from New York University. He studied with Jerzy Grotowski at NYU in 1967, and was founder and Artistic Director of several theatre companies in New York and Massachusetts. Stephen taught at the Experimental Wing at NYU for 25 years and at Naropa University in Colorado. He is a director, a playwright, an acting teacher, and an author. He has written fifteen plays and was one of the writers of The Laramie Project. His book An Acrobat of the Heart (2000) describes a physical approach to acting inspired by Grotowski’s philosophy and methodology. His latest book is titled The Heart of Teaching: Empowering Students in the Performing Arts (2012).

This lecture will be moderated by Dr Edmund Chow, Programme Leader of LASALLE's MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice programme, and is part of his Pedagogies Beyond lecture series.