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Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series

The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series showcasing scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.


Quinn Bauriedel, Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director of Pig Iron Theatre Company

March 27, Quinn Bauriedel: "Public Theatre and the Act of Dissidence"

For centuries, Russian theatre has been in dynamic tension with the government that funds it. It can be confounding for us in America to simultaneously hold opposing truths about Russian theatre: that it is highly intellectual and wildly popular, that it is supported by the government while being critical of it, that it is steeped in tradition and constantly experimenting with new forms. Theatre artists, revered and sometimes reviled, walk a tightrope in contemporary Russia, being strong voices of dissent while risking livelihood, reputation and, in extreme cases, jail. 

Quinn Bauriedel, Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director of Pig Iron Theatre Company, spent time examining Russian theatre practice on an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2016. Through this presentation, Quinn will offer modern and historical examples of Russian theatre-makers provoking civic dialogue and speaking to the populace in coded and layered language. He will also present his observations about the fertile conditions that lead to actors and directors having a strong voice within Russian culture, generally, and having the responsibility to give voice to those who do not support the status quo, specifically. 


Tuesday, March 27

  • 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Museum of Commerce
    201 E. Zaragoza Street, Pensacola
    Reception - 5:30 p.m.
    Lecture - 6-7 p.m.

    The reception and lecture are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required, but seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. 

March 31, "The Sabbatical" Performance

Pig Iron Theatre Company presents "The Sabbatical" by Bright Metal Productions, an MFA Thesis production of the UArts/ Pig Iron Devised Performance Program. Join Saturday, March 31, 7:30 p.m., for the performance. 

  • Saturday, March 31, 7:30 pm 
    UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Mainstage Theatre

    Free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Visit online at uwf.edu/cfpa

2017-2018 Lecture Schedule


Fall 2017 Lecture Schedule

  • October 26, 2017 
  • "The Legacy of Contested Public Art"
  • Valerie George, Associate Professor, UWF Department of Art
  • Carrie Fonder, Lecturer, UWF Department of Art
  • Location: Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 South Jefferson Street 
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  • November 30, 2017
  • "Public Space, Collective Memory, and Community Identity"
  • Dr. Jocelyn Evans, Government and Civic Spaces
  • Dr. Brian Hood, Philosophy and Ethics
  • Dr. William Lees, Author of "Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War"
  • Margo Stringfield, Public Archaeology and Exibit Design
  • Location: Historic Museum of Commerce, 201 East Zaragoza Street

Spring 2018 Lecture Schedule

  • January 17, 2018 (This will be rescheduled for a later date.) 
  • "The Typewriter Project: Poetry as Public Art"
  • Stephanie Berger and Nick Adamski, Co-Creators of The Typewriter Project: Subconscious of the City
  • Dr. Robin Blyn, Professor, UWF Department of English
  • Location: Historic Museum of Commerce, 201 East Zaragoza Street
  • February 15, 2018
  • "Museums as Authentic Public Spaces"
  • Amy Bowman-McElhone, Director and Chief Curator, Pensacola Museum of Art
  • Nick Croghan, Director of The Art Gallery at UWF
  • John Markowitz, Artist and Lecturer of Art, UWF Department of Art
  • Location: Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 South Jefferson Street 
  • March 8, 2018
  • "Katrina Andry: Art as Activisim"
  • Featuring Katrina Andry, New Orleans Artist
  • *This talk is being held in partnership with the Pensacola Museum of Art and UWF Office of Equity and Diversity
  • Location: Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 South Jefferson Street 
  • March 27, 2018
  • "Public Theatre and the Act of Dissidence"
  • Featuring Quinn Bauriedel, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director, Pig Iron Theatre Company
  • Location: Historic Museum of Commerce, 201 East Zaragoza Street
  • June 14, 2018
  • "Murals and the Role of Public Art in the City"
  • Amy Bowman-McElhone, Director and Chief Curator, Pensacola Museum of Art
  • Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook, UWF Department of History
  • Ross Pristera, UWF Historic Trust
  • Dr. Jamin Wells, UWF Department of History
  • Location: Historic Museum of Commerce, 201 East Zaragoza Street

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  • Guests are welcome to join for drinks and hors d'oeuvres from 5:30-6 p.m. Lectures are from 6-7 p.m. Experience UWF Downtown is free and open to the public. 

 To learn more about Experience UWF Downtown, contact casshcommunications@uwf.edu or (850) 474-3227.

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