The Tisch School of the Arts and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will present a symposium entitled The Art of the Adaptation, featuring Andrew Upton, adaptor of BAM’s current production of Hedda Gabler.

The event is an evening of presentation and discussion about the nature of adapting texts to the stage from other cultures for a changing context. It will feature performances from various versions of Hedda Gabler, and be moderated by Laurence Maslon, associate arts professor, Tisch School of the Arts.

The symposium is free and open to the public. It will take place Tuesday, March 21 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Yalcinak Hall, located at 19 West 4th Street (corner of Mercer Street).

The Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen, is being presented in a sold-out run at BAM now through March 26, 2006. Directed by Robyn Nevin, Hedda Gabler stars Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving.

The Art of the Adaptation is made possible by Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser.

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