Richard Schechner and MSU

Richard Schechner, director of 'Imagining O," will host a discussion on live performances in the digital age on October 1 at the Kasser Theater.

An evening with Richard Schechner to discuss the digital age.

As you prepare for the fall Peak Performances season, be sure to make your calendars for “An Evening with Richard Schechner” on Oct. 1. Schechner will be hosting a discussion about “Live Performances in the Digital Age” and what defines live performances in today’s age.

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Richard Schechner a professor of performance studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is also the director of Imagining Owhich will also be performed at the Kasser Theater this September. Imagining O opens on Sept. 11 and will be performed on Sept. 11-12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. According to the Peak Performances website, “Imagining O – part theater, part dance, part installation art – investigates sexuality and artistry, abjection and power as imagined by Hamlet’s Ophelia, O from Pauline Réage’s Story of O, and the ensemble.” The show will use the entire facility, including the stage, seats and even dressing rooms. 

At the discussion on Oct. 1, Schechner will “host Peak Performances’ annual public forum on the state of the arts as viewed by prominent contemporary artists and thinkers.”

The discussion will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. and tickets are on sale now. The most exciting part is that tickets are free! Those interested in the discussion are still encouraged to reserve their seats ahead of time before they’re gone. Tickets can be reserved online at or in person at the Kasser Theater box office, located on the campus of Montclair State University.

The Kasser Theater is located directly next to the Red Hawk Parking Deck, which also offers parking at an hourly rate. Those who park in the Red Hawk Deck can by either by cash or card at the stations throughout the deck. If you’er also looking for a bite to eat before the discussion, stop by the Red Hawk Diner, also on the campus of Montclair State. The Red Hawk Diner is open throughout the year and has great options no matter what you’re in the mood for.

Kick off the fall Peak Performances season with Imagining O on Sept. 11 and director Schechner’s discussion on Oct. 1!

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