Olivia Gacka ’17, who has designed her own theatre-sociology degree program, recently delivered a paper at the 2016 conference of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) in Stockholm, Sweden. Gacka’s paper, titled “Between Church and Stage,” proposed new ideas about how the activities of theatre audiences and religious congregations can be correlated.
The IFTR conference is an annual gathering of international theatre scholars. Proposed papers are vetted by expert committees. Gacka’s paper was admitted to the conference by IFTR’s New Scholars Forum and its Performance and Religion Working Group.