Theatre Now! ISTR Symposium 2012


Current Thoughts, Future Practices

 Irish Society for Theatre Research Symposium

 25 Feb 2012, Project Theatre @ The Cube


09:30-10:00       Registration

10:00-11:15       Panel 1: ‘Theatre Now: Current Thoughts and Future Practices’

Patrick Mason, Raymond Keane, Mary Moynihan,Graham Whybrow. Chair: Eric Weitz – Trinity College Dublin

11:15-11:30       Coffee break

11:30-12:45       Panel 2: ‘Racing, lepping, dancing and the Lord knows what’: Rethinking the parameters of Irish theatre history’

Lionel Pilkington, Mark Phelan, Lillis Ó Laoire. Chair: Cathy Leeney – University College Dublin

12:45-13:30       Working groups, introduction & breakaway session:

Historiography / Comedy / Gender / Class

13:30-14:30      Lunch

14:30-15:30      Keynote – Jane Taylor “On Not Keeping Body and Soul Together: an event in the history of the self.”

Chair: Paul Murphy – Queen’s University Belfast

15:30-15:45      Coffee break

15:45-17:00      Panel 3: ‘Theatre Now: Current Thoughts and Future Practices’

 Thomas Kilroy, Willie White, Kellie Hughes, Jim Culleton. Chair: Rhona Trench – Institute of Technology, Sligo

Book launches and wine reception upstairs

  • Focus 2012: Interfaces Between Irish and European Theatre, Journal, editor Maria Kurdi, Launched by Melissa Sihra.


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