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.


Collidescope 3.0: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America

IPLACe is proud to act as lead sponsor for Collidescope 3.0, an interdisciplinary work of theatre addressing the tense history of race relations in the United States.  Ping Chong, the […]

Community Complexities: Diversity and Inclusion Panel

Prior to the Friday the 17th performance of Collidescope 3.0, there will be a panel featuring representatives from Catawba College, Duke University, Wake Forest University, and the Winston Salem police force to discuss diversity and inclusion work on college campuses.

Allison Orr Creative Residency

Allison Orr Creative Residency

From Jan. 25-28, 2017, IPLACe co-sponsored a creative residency with Austin-based dance artist and alumna Allison Orr.  The visit centered on laying foundations for a longer visit in 2017-2018, when […]

Capoeira Workshop

On Dec. 7, 2016, a delegation of capoeiristas from San Francisco visited Forest to engage with Dr. Jaira Harrington’s Race and Politics in Brazil course.   Capoeira is a martial arts discipline […]


Joel New Creative Residency

IPLACe hosted composer and lyricist Joel New the last weekend of November, 2016.  During his time at Wake Forest, New hosted a masterclass with student musicians on Nov. 27.  He also worked […]