Black Performance Theory

BPT 2006

The BPT meeting at Williams College in Williamstown, MA

Crossroads in Global Performance

BPT met at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, 28 – 30 April, 2006, sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Performance Studies Program at Williams College, as well as SLIPPAGE: Performance, Culture Technology at MIT, and hosted by Annemarie Bean.


  • Annemarie Bean — Assistant Professor, Williams College
  • Pamela Booker — Artist, Advisor, Parsons School of Design
  • Jennifer D. Brody — Associate Professor, Northwestern University
  • Jayna J. Brown — Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside
  • Nicole Castor — Doctoral Candidate, University of Chicago
  • Ananya Chatterjea — Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Thomas F. DeFrantz — Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Richard C. Green III — Doctoral Candidate, New York University
  • Anita Gonzalez — Associate Professor, SUNY New Paltz
  • Nadine George-Graves — Associate Professor, UC San Diego
  • E. Patrick Johnson — Associate Professor, Northwestern University
  • Tavia Nyong’o — Assistant Professor, New York University
  • Anna Beatrice Scott — Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside
  • Wendy S. Walters — Assistant Professor, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Harvey Young — Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
  • Hershini Bhana Young — Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo


  • Melissa Blanco — Doctoral Candidate, Dance, UC Riverside
  • Mark Broomfield — Doctoral Candidate, Dance, UC Riverside
  • Selena Brown — Doctoral Candidate, Theater and Performance Studies, Brown
  • Mark A. Davis — Master’s Candidate, Artist in Residence, Smith College
  • Sarah Diamond — Research Associate, Institute for Community Research
  • Margit Edwards — CalState Los Angeles, Theater and Dance
  • Lyndon Gill — Doctoral Candidate, African and African American Studies, Harvard
  • Adrienne Hawkins — Artistic Director, Impulse Dance
  • Uri McMillan — Doctoral Candidate, African American Studies, Yale
  • Raquel Monroe — Doctoral Candidate, World Arts and Cultures, UCLA
  • Carl Paris — Doctoral Candidate, Dance, Temple University

Black Performance Theory Meetings