Project Arts Centre presents

Talks and Readings


Dates: 25 Feb - 25 Feb

Show Time: 10:00am-5:00pm


By Irish Society for Theatre Research


A day of talks an discussions as part of the Irish Society of Theatre Research Symposium.

09:30-10:00 – Registration

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

Patrick Mason, Raymond Keane, Mary Moynihan, Graham Whybrow

Chair: E 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 brea

k15:45-17:00 – Panel 3: ‘Theatre Now: Current Thoughts and Future Practices’

Tom Kilroy, Willie White, Kellie Hughes, Jim Culleton

Chair: R Trench – Institute of Technology, Sligo

The events will be followed by a the launch of 2 books Focus 2012: Interfaces Between Irish and European Theatre, Journal, edited by Maria Kurdi and launched by Melissa Sihra and Staging Thought: Essays on Irish Theatre, Scholarship and Practice, edited Rhona Trench and launched by Stephen Rea.

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