ISTR Conference 2009

‘players and painted stage’

Institute of Technology Sligo | Friday 8th May and Saturday 9th May, 2009

Book of Abstracts | Schedule

Panel Paper Submissions:

The conference theme ‘Players and Painted Stage’ could reflect critical as well as practical approaches to theatre in and of Ireland in terms of performance, space and place. The theme aims to include elements of performance such as dramaturgy, artistic direction, design, alongside writing and acting.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Professor Richard Cave, Royal Holloway, University of London

Professor Baz Kershaw, University of Warwick

Niall Henry, Artistic Director, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company

Submission of Abstracts: 9th January 2009

We invite submissions of 200 words that respond to the conference theme. Please forward all Panel Paper Submissions and any general enquires to:

Suggested topics include

  • Performance Contexts
  • Postmodernism & Postdramatic Theatre
  • Local and Global in Irish Theatre
  • Intercultural and Devising
  • Site Specific Performance
  • Yeats in Performance
  • Scenographic Tradition
  • Performances of Irish Plays Internationally
  • The Early Performance Tradition
  • Amateur Theatre Movement
  • Emerging Dramaturgies
  • Intertextuality and Theatre

Please include the following information with your proposal:

  • a description of your paper;
    • the full title of your paper;
    • your name, postal address and e-mail address;
    • your institutional affiliation and position;
    • any AV requirements you might have;
    • your ISTR membership status (i.e. present member, membership to be renewed, membership application submitted/to be submitted) to

* Individual CFPs for respective working groups will be issued in due course.