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Different Stages

Exploring public engagement for Drama and Theatre early career academics

'Different Stages: Exploring public engagement for Drama and Theatre early career academics' is a project run by Dr Naomi Paxton and funded by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award.

The project is designed for Drama and Theatre PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECR) to:

  • Discuss the role of public engagement and knowledge exchange within the discipline
  • Identify key areas in which advocacy for research in Drama and Theatre might be used to influence policy
  • Learn skills so they can take the lead in creating opportunities for interdisciplinary and creative collaboration both within their institutions and as independent researchers.

The project consists of five workshops and performance events around different themes and in different cities – Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham and London.

Workshop in Bristol

Free to attend for any PhD student or ECR researching Drama, Theatre and Performance, or including drama and theatre practices within their interdisciplinary research. For the purposes of this project there are no time limits on ECR status or a need for a current academic affiliation – all are welcome.

The themes of this workshop are LGBT+ and Queer histories, community engagement, and audiences and cultural participation. Guest speakers include Dr Kirsty Sedgman (Lecturer in Theatre and British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Bristol) and Dr Jana Funke (Senior Lecturer in Medical Humanities, Department of English and Film, University of Exeter).

When: 25 July 2019

Where: Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4EA

Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm

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Bristol Showcase

The Different Stages showcase is for everyone and will highlight examples of interesting and exciting work being done in and with theatre and performance by academics and practitioners based in Bristol and the South West. Through a series of six short performances/talks presenters will share their ideas, research and projects - to open up their work to new audiences and make new connections. All are welcome and tickets are free but must be booked in advance.
 
When: 25 July 2019
 
Where: Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4EA
 
Time: 6pm-8pm

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Workshop in Manchester

This event took place on June 19 at The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre in Chorlton, Manchester and was free to attend for any PhD student or ECR researching Drama and Theatre, or including drama and theatre practices within their interdisciplinary research.

The themes of the workshop were museums and heritage, interdisciplinary collaboration within the academy, and documenting contemporary performance. Guest speakers were Amy Ryall (External Engagement Projects Manager, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Sheffield) and Dr Kate Dorney (Senior Lecturer in Drama, University of Manchester)