IPLACe: The Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center at Wake Forest University.

When you first imagined life on a college campus, you probably thought of a place filled with smart, inventive people having inspiring conversations about every subject imaginable. IPLACe exists to foster just that.

Drawing together artists, scholars, students, faculty, and staff from every corner of our campus, IPLACe uses performance collaborations—with Chemistry, Religion, History, Politics, Math, Romance Languages, Neuroscience, Documentary Film, and really anything else you can think of—to give us all a place, a time, and a reason to talk to each other about the things we care about.


Mande Melody: A Showcase of West African Mande Strings

IPLACe is sponsoring a residency with the Cradle of Jazz Project who are bringing three world-class musicians from Mali and two guest scholars to WFU from October 16th to October 19th.


Creative Residency with Scott Anderson

Internationally-renowned novelist and journalist Scott Anderson will visit Wake Forest Oct. 24-27, to meet with students and speak on his article Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart.   He […]



DADA! 100 Years of Edge Innovation Friday, November 4, ZSR Library 6 – 7 DADA Talk! a round table discussion 7 – 8:30 DADA 100! reception, performances, music, projections and […]


Alexandra Beller Creative Residency

IPLACe hosted a residency with dance guest artist Alexandra Beller from Sept. 16-18, 2016. Beller led a workshop open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members on Viewpoints.  She […]


Caridad Svich Creative Residency

Caridad Svich, winner of the 2012 Obie for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre and playwright of upcoming WFU Theatre production of SPARK, held a creative residency at WFU from Sept. 21-24, 2016. […]

Ben Franklin

A Conversation with Benjamin Franklin

Critically-acclaimed performer, Christopher Lowell, portrayed Benjamin Franklin in a free, one-man show on Tuesday, October 4th, at 7pm. The performance will take place in the Kulynych Auditorium in the Byrum […]