ISTR 2015 – Provisional Schedule

Tradition, Transition and Transformation:
Performance and Cultural Dynamics

The Institute of Technology, Tralee in association with the Irish Society for Theatre Research


Solás Building, North Campus, IT Tralee, Dromtacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Friday 22nd May 2014

1:00pm Lunch
Canteen adjacent to Solás Building. Available for purchase
1:00-5.00pm Registration
Foyer, Solás Building
1.30-2.45pm Panels 1
3.00 -4.15pm Panels 2
4.15-4.45pm Break
4.45-5:00pm Opening Address
5:00-6:00pm Keynote 1:
Professor Anna McMullan, Reading University
Title: Locating Beckett in Irish Performance Histories: between innovation and canonicity
6.00-7:00pm Book Launches
Wine/ Finger FoodFoyer, Solás Building
8.30 pm  Conference Dinner
Meadowlands Hotel Restaurant, Oakpark Road, Tralee.
10:00 pm       Drinks/ Live Music Session
Meadowlands Hotel Bar


Saturday 23rd May 2014


9:30am – 12:00pm Registration
Foyer, Solás Building
9:30 -10:30am Working Groups
10:30 – 11:45am Panels 3
Research paper panelsPerformance panel
11.45am – 12.15pm Break
12.15 – 1.15pm Keynote Address 2:
Dr. Lillis O Laoire,Senior Lecturer, NUIG, Galway.
Title: Transformations of Indigenous Performance
1.15 – 2:00pm Lunch
Canteen adjacent to Solás Building. Available for purchase
2:00 – 3:00pm ISTR AGM
3:00-  4:45pm Panels 4
4:45 – 5:00pm   Close of Conference
7:00-8.30pm Meal: Bella Bia Italian Restaurant
2 Ivy Terrace, Town Centre, Tralee
10:00pm  Performance:
‘Life in Ireland: In Times Past
Siamsa Tíre Professional Company
Theatre opposite Bella Bia