Admission is free and open to the public at The Empty Space. Donations are accepted at some performances and are considered charitable contributions to performance studies in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.
Jennifer Linde and John Genette will continue to develop the overall Storyscope project in The Empty Space at ASU and in the community at large. Amelia Lo and Kaden Sheffield have offered to take the lead on deepening Storyscope’s ties to the Storytelling Institute and South Mountain community. We hope that their work will serve as a model that can be replicated by other Storyscope teams in diverse communities throughout Arizona.
The Empty Space features creative scholarship developed by students and faculty in the Hugh Downs School, often in collaboration with other ASU departments and schools. Projects range from extended solo performances to group performances, including explorations in (auto)ethnography, literary-based texts, adapted scholarship, and trigger scripting. The Empty Space also hosts local and national artists and performance educators who offer lectures, workshops, and performances.
The Hugh Downs Award for Communication Excellence seeks to honor individuals who have increased public awareness and understanding of the vital role of communication in the achievements of human beings as well as in the achievement of being human.
The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication encourages its students to get involved on campus and in the community. Participating in a club, group, or philanthropy organization at ASU offers students the opportunity to meet new people, gain leadership experience, participate in community service, and enhance their overall experience at Arizona State University.