Research Discussion: Xiomara Cornejo

Designing the Movement: Projection Design as Research for the Every 28 Hours Play


Xiomara Cornejo, Doctoral Student in Theatre and Associate Director for the Center of Applied Theatre and Dramatic Research, discusses her research process as projection designer for the MU Theatre department's performance of the Every 28 Hours Plays, a series of 1-minute plays created by national theatre artists inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Cornejo examines her creative and research approach to design, which includes the integration of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), projection design as storytelling, and visual historiography. 

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:00am

Townsend Hall, 220 - The Bridge
38.94507721396957, -92.33006415

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Students, Diversity, Faculty, Research, Staff, Theatre

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Education, Diversity Initiatives





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Xiomara Cornejo is a Salvadoran-American theatre director/designer/dramaturg, visual artist, musician, and arts activist from Compton, California. Her professional work includes theatre directing, after-school arts programming, applied theatre, community arts organizing and consciousness-raising through community-based art making. Xiomara received a BA in Theater Directing/Performance from CSU Long Beach. 

In 2018, Xiomara was the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Regional 1st Place Winner for her Dramaturgy on Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3. She received a summer-long internship with the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut. In 2017, Xiomara was the recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) National 1st Place Winner – Allied Crafts and Design for her Projection Design of Good Kids. She received a summer-long fellowship to attend the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas.

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