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Thursday, September 5 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Working Group Session 2: Applied and Social Theatre

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

Session Title: Possibilities


Mark Smith

Possible futures for a radically open community theatre  The future of work is in flux, with sociologists and political scientists describing it as one of ‘free work capitalism’, precarity and prosumerism. In applied theatre, ‘community’ might be seen as frequently masking... Read More →

Chloé Bradwell

Ethics of public performance in creative projects with people living with dementia: Magic Me’s ‘Reflections of Stepney’  I wish to question the ethics of public performance in asset-based projects involving the creative collaboration of people living with dementia (particularly... Read More →

Cathy Sloan

‘Life-Living’: Practices of Survival and Renewal in Recovery Theatre   This paper begins with an ending, a memorial performance commemorating the sudden loss of a colleague and founder of Outside Edge Theatre Company. It addresses how a vital practice continues to regenerate... Read More →

Matt Smith

Sharing the Future with Objects: Applied Theatre, New Materialism and Horizontal Ontologies lecture-performance with objects   Exploring Object Oriented Ontology (OOO), New Materialism and performance this presentation explores the experience of the object in applied theatre. How... Read More →
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Mattia Mantellato

Ph.D. candidate, University of Udine
The dancing wor(l)d of the Schooner Flight’ by Derek Work, in intersemiotic and multimodal translation. This speech focuses on the challenges that the encounter of poetry with dancing movements and gestures may ignite in performative intersemiotic translations. In a world... Read More →

Kate Massey-Chase

Workshop: Making Meaning: moments of precarity and possibility in applied theatre practice  Building on previous scholarship on ‘edgework’, O'Grady has developed ‘the notion of “edgeplay” as a way of thinking through risky aesthetics as an ethical form of openness and... Read More →

Thursday September 5, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am BST
Thornlea: TS5