Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Theatre Connects

One day symposium building Performative Pathways Between Schools, Universities and the Wider Community. “Theatre can help us to build our future, rather than just waiting for it.” Augusto Boal

The organisers and contributors to this symposium strongly believe that theatre plays a prominent role in developing a sense of awareness of ourselves and the world around us. Therefore, we believe theatre ought to play a more important role in schools, universities and the wider community. In building our futures, the connection between theatre and education needs to start early and to continue throughout our lives. The invited speakers will offer their perspectives on why theatre should be introduced and established as a subject in primary and secondary schools, why universities should embrace performativity within and across academic disciplines, and why leading theatres should continue to embrace and increase their outreach activities and aspire to employ theatre education specialists. The symposium should be of special interest to those who aim to form stronger links between theatre and education, including teachers, lecturers, theatre students, directors of theatres and theatre companies, applied theatre practitioners and policy makers. Schedule includes talks from and with: Bärbel Jogschies (Department of Theaterpädagogik, State Theatre Hanover), Dr. Marie Kelly (Department of Theatre, UCC), Renate Breitig (TUSCH and TUKI Theatre Education Project Leader, Berlin), Dr. Peadar Donohoe (Cyclone Repertory Company), Niall Cleary (Artistic Director, Graffiti Theatre Company), Julie Kelleher (Artistic Director,The Everyman Theatre) Discussion topics include draft statement in support of the introduction of theatre as a school subject. The event is free of charge. However, to assist us with the planning of catering requirements it would be appreciated if you send an email confirming your attendance by May 22nd to: Symposium organisation: Manfred Schewe and Fionn Woodhouse, Department of Theatre, UCC

Category: Conferences: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 12:00 - 16:30pm
Location: Creative Zone, Boole Library, Main Campus, University College Cork
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free - registration required
Contact: Fionn Woodhouse
021 4904359

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