Patti Pace Performance Festival

Honoring the late Patricia Pace, Ph.D., the festival hosts one to two guest scholar-artists who deliver a keynote lecture and lead undergraduate and graduate students in a performance workshop. In the workshop, students work in groups with attendees from other schools to create group performances that embody the festival theme. Throughout the festival, participating schools present faculty- and student-produced performance work. Each performance is paired with a faculty respondent, who prepares a critical response. Xavier hosted the festival in 2015 at the Marigny Opera House.