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Friday, September 6 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Working Group Session 4: Performance, Identity and Community

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Session Title: Identity, futurity and progress 


Aylwyn Walsh

Afro-fabulation: Black Privilege & centring the less good ideaIn South Africa, artists and scholars attempt to move beyond replicating colonial oppressive visions of the notion that ‘another world is possible’. The politics of idealised futures under capitalism and the notion... Read More →

Lisa Woynarski

Decentring Futurity in Indigenous EcodramaturgiesAs I write this the Extinction Rebellion is underway, with thousands of protesters closing down busy streets in central London. The international network, started in the UK but with groups in many places around the world, state that... Read More →

Louisa Hann

“If we can’t have a conversation with our past, then what will be our future?”: HIV/AIDS, queer generationalism and utopian performatives in Matthew Lopez’s The InheritanceAs the HIV/AIDS epidemic approaches its fifth decade, and emerging generations of queer-identified youth... Read More →

Hassan Hussain

A Whole New World: Performing Gay UtopiasIn this paper I explore how several contemporary gay plays (Mark Ravenhill’s Mother Clap’s Molly House (2001), Alexi Kaye Campbell’s The Pride (2008) and Jonathan Harvey’s Canary (2010)) propose and construct gay utopias through... Read More →

Gerry Harris

RespondentGeraldine (Gerry) Harris is Professor of Theatre Studies at Lancaster University. She has been publishing work on feminism, theatre and performance since the late 1980s. Her books include Staging Femininities, Performance and Performativity (1999), Beyond Representation... Read More →

Friday September 6, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm BST
Thornlea: White House 1