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Lance Gharavi is an expert in performance studies, theatre and science communication.

Gharavi is an associate professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, the associate director of the Interplanetary Initiative at ASU, and an affiliated faculty member in the School of Earth and Space Exploration.

Professor Gharavi's research focuses on experimental theatre and performance, digital performance, religion and performance, critical theory, and intersections of science and art.

He recently completed work with a team of artists and physicists on a project about the Earth's deep interior called Beneath, and is currently working on projects about robots and the future of humans in space. His expertise has allowed him to collaborate with transdisciplinary teams of artists, scientists, designers, and engineers to create original and innovative works of media-rich live performance.

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What I'm interested in doing with the theater here is not giving young people a voice, because they clearly already have one, but getting out of their way and supporting their visions and their efforts in building the future and art that they want, and that there is a vision for justice there.

— Lance Gharavi, The State Press