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Thursday, September 5 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Open Panel Session 1: Directing and Dramaturgy

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At Home in this World:  Strange Environments


Pen Woods

‘Hosts and Enemies in the Theatre: The Audience as Stranger’In this paper I consider the ways in which directors and dramaturgs construct the audience as friend or stranger, how they practice hospitality and extend friendship to audiences in productions but how audiences might... Read More →

Phil Stanier

Strange Landscapes: Nature, Psychogeography, and Agency in the recent work of the Strange Names Collective.Mark Fisher (2016) has suggested that excessive presence is ‘Weirdness’, and that an absence marks the ‘Eerie’. These terms can both be applied to the relative presence... Read More →

Catherine Love

Estrangement in the Anthropocene: Dramaturgical strategies for an age of ecological breakdownIt has been widely acknowledged that the Anthropocene and its attendant phenomena of global warming, ecological destruction and biodiversity loss involve a startling confrontation with the... Read More →

Thursday September 5, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm BST
Thornlea: TS3