The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) presented their 2018 conference in Boston, USA with the theme Theatres of Revolution: Performance, Pedagogy, and Protest livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 3 August 2018.
The 2018 ATHE Conference focuses on revolution, resistance, and protest, and the multiple ways these ideas – and the actions that spring from them – impact theatre in higher education. Drawing on the city of Boston for its historical significance in the American Revolution, and as a site of both academic excellence and artistic innovation, we aim to explore revolutions at the multiple intersections of politics, theatre education, and professional practice.
Friday 3 August
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. BST (London)
All-Conference Plenary I: Revolutions in Pedagogy and Practice
This moderated panel discussion and open forum aims to bring together leaders in higher eduction and representatives from professional organizations and advocacy groups in theatre for a conversation on the urgent revolutions—those already occurring and those still needed— in the professional practice of theatre and training in the academy. As part of a larger initiative for “overhauls in training” led by Monica White Ndounou (BTA Focus Group Representative, 2018 Conference Committee member) with Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the Black Theatre Network (BTN), and the 2018 International Black Theatre Summit at Dartmouth College, the panel will include leaders in theatre education representing local institutions, as well as representatives from organizations such as TCG, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), US Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), Actors Equity Association (AEA), Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), and HowlRound. We will consider various meanings of revolution, in scholarship and performance as well as in our work as educators with students in the classroom and the rehearsal hall and in the larger context of college campuses.
How are revolutions in practice (in casting, production models, etc.) supported by and/or curtailed by current training models and practices? Likewise, how is the development of more equitable and liberating training models and more expansive curricula thwarted by outmoded, biased, and/ or limiting professional norms, or the perception of these? How can educators and professional representatives forge a more responsive dialogue so that training models and professional practices can foster together the overhauls necessary to create art that is aesthetically revolutionary and that activates audiences to make lasting social change?
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