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Wednesday, September 4 • 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Working Group Session 1: Applied and Social Theatre

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Theorising Horizons of Possibilities, Openings, and Futures in Applied Theatre Practice

Session Title: Beginnings


Jess McCormack

City Conversations: preparing participants for embodied dialogue in urban sited performance  Writing about applied performance projects, Helen Nicholson reminds us that applied performance practices can ‘create a sense of belonging through the social networks and friendships... Read More →

Kate Scarlett Duffy and Rebecca Hayes Laughton

Truths on whose terms? The significance of beginnings in theatre and performance work with refugee and asylum seekers in the UK  When arts practitioners begin theatre and drama projects in social or applied theatre settings, the language used to state their aims can be simultaneously... Read More →

Jennifer Goddard

In terms of the theatres of learning disability, there are only new beginnings.  Writing in 2009, Palmer and Hayhow state that ‘[w]hilst there is an admirable and growing body of literature on learning disability, and also on drama therapy and other therapeutic applications... Read More →

Lyndsey Bakewell and Antonia Liguori

‘I passed through 24 countries to get here’ Storytelling and creative practice: Applied theatre for the Creation of New Communities Amongst Conflict.  In November 2017, 30 refugees and asylum seekers made their way from Nottingham to Loughborough. With the help of the British... Read More →

Rowan Mackenzie

PhD Researcher, The Shakespeare Institute
‘You can’t walk down the wings without hearing Shakespeare now’ The Gallowfield Players in HMP Gartree    What possibilities can be opened up when a drama group is formed inside a prison filled with men serving life sentences? Since March 2018 I have worked weekly... Read More →

Wednesday September 4, 2019 2:15pm - 4:15pm BST
Thornlea: TS5