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Wednesday, September 4 • 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Working Group Session 1: Directing and Dramaturgy

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Strangeness and Strategies Estrangement

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Kate Katafiasz

Taking a fresh look at theatre’s conventional modes of interruptionThe appearance of Benjamin’s stranger at the door delivers as Freddie Rokem notes, a momentary yet revealing ‘tableau’ (2019: 12). Vakhtangov also created this effect when the piano player in his production... Read More →
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Benjaminn Poore

The Politics of Déjà Vu: Nora, Emilia and Top GirlsStef Smith’s Nora, a ‘radical new version’ of A Doll’s House, opened at Tramway, Glasgow, in March 2019. It reimagines Nora Helmer’s story taking place in 1918, 1968 and 2018, with the actors playing the three Noras remaining... Read More →
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Silvia Dumitriu

Sarah Kane: A Dramaturgy of Otherness                                                                      While the tradition of mimetic theatre thrives on the idea of verisimilitude – the conformity of the theatrical action with the rules imposed... Read More →
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Oge Nwosu, Rhiannon Randle

The Dysfunctional Word and the Mimetic Alien: Negotiating Emotional Estrangement and Artificial Intelligence On The Operatic Stage.The opera we are creating, a deconstruction of Pericles’ 447 BC Epitaphios Logos (Funeral Oration) through one perfect, 21st century, nuclear family... Read More →


Wednesday September 4, 2019 2:15pm - 4:15pm BST
Thornlea: White House 3