Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Central School of Speech and Drama Event on Social/Political Theatre


I received notice about this upcoming event at Central that may be of interest -

The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Presentation and Round Table: The On Theatre project and social / political theatres

Tuesday 3 November 5.30pm - 7.00pm, Staff Room

Visitors are very welcome to all free events but booking is essential

To reserve a place, please RSVP to the CETT Office:

cett@cssd.ac.uk or Tel: 020 7449 1571

Confirmed participants:
Mick Gordon - Director, On Theatre
On Theatre was created by award-winning artistic director Mick Gordon to explore the fundamental preoccupations of modern life through bold experimental theatre. On Theatre works with experts like the celebrated neuropsychologist, Dr. Paul Broks and best-selling philosopher A.C. Grayling using an innovative creative process to dramatise complex debates. Visit www.on-theatre.org.uk for more information.

Chris Megson - Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Chris's research has focused on post-1968 British playwriting and contemporary ‘verbatim’ and documentary performance. His PhD project brought together two related fields of interest: the negotiation of political critique in a range of theatre forms and, more specifically, the representation of topical political events and living parliamentarians on the British stage from 1968. Over the past decade, he's been involved in two actors’ companies that specialise in the application of role-play techniques in professional training contexts including, most recently, in prisons. He is a company director and trustee of Love&Madness. Visit http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Drama/staff/Megson_chris/index.html for a short biography and list of publications.

Nina Steiger - Director, Writers’ Centre, Soho Theatre
The Writers’ Centre discovers and nurtures new writers. It does this through a broad range of activity designed to identify the best new writers and to develop their work towards production. Other theatres read scripts, consider them for production and, to varying degrees, work with writers but no other offers such a comprehensive programme to as many writers and at such an early stage in their career. Visit http://www.sohotheatre.com/

Gareth White (chair) - Lecturer in Applied Theatre, CSSD

Please can we remind all staff and students that booking is essential. Please RSVP to cett@cssd.ac.uk to ensure a place.

The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Embassy Theatre, Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY.

For directions to the School see: http://www.cssd.ac.uk/pages/location3.html

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