Q&A with Alli Ross

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Alli Ross

Faculty, Contemporary Theater

What is contemporary theater?

Contemporary theater acknowledges the histories of each genre of performance and then looks for unexpected collisions between those genres.

What is ensemble?

An intensely focused way of working together with others without having to say a word.

Why theater, now?

It is one of the most provocative ways to share a story and inspire change.

What are you most passionate about?

The body as instrument for all emotions.

What or where is the most interesting place you've performed?

On top of a book shelf.

If you had to choose one word to describe your teaching style/philosophy, what would it be?