Time and location: 12pm-1pm, ArtsTwo, 2.18
Title: City space and popular performance
Description: This workshop thinks about the ways in which popular performance may take place in non-theatrical spaces, and render city spaces theatrical. We will consider the various histories of Greek, Medieval and sub-cultural performance forms, and experiment with using unexpected spaces for performance work.
Speaker: Aoife Monks
Time and location: 12pm-1pm, ArtsTwo, Film and Drama Studio
Title: Making listening visible: Using verbatim and headphone theatre
Description: In this practical session you will explore practical and ethical aspects of verbatim (‘word for word’) performance. How can we be authentic and truthful when we perform another person’s words? What does verbatim performance do to our listening? How can it make a social and political intervention?
Speaker: Maggie Inchley
Time and location: 3-4pm, ArtsTwo, 2.18
Title: Playing for real
Description: This session will explore theatre and performance practices in a range of community contexts. Some of the questions we will explore include: How do you make theatre in prison? Why do artists work in residential care homes? Who are the audiences for this work? Why does it matter?
Speaker: Caoimhe McAvinchey
Time and location: 12-1pm, ArtsTwo, Film and Drama Studio
Title: Theatre and the supernatural
Description: There are many plays and performances that feature ghosts and other supernatural figures and magical experiences. In this class, we'll explore some of these to think about how theatre might be a place where the living and the dead can make contact with each other.
Speaker: Nicholas Ridout
Time and location: 12-1pm, ArtsTwo, 2.18
Speaker: Professor Bridget Escolme
Time and location: 3-4pm, ArtsTwo, Film and Drama Studio
Title: Walking the city
Description: Artists have used the practice of walking in their work, inviting spectators to see the city (and perhaps themselves) differently. You will look at 'walking performances', focussing particularly on gender, sexuality, participation and spectatorship.
Speaker: Catherine Silverstone