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United Kingdom
Monday 8 March 2021

GLOD: Political Theatre as Womxn's Right

Performance followed by a panel discussion

Produced With
Monday 8 March 2021

BÉZNĂ Theatre presented GLOD: Political Theatre as Womxn's Right livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 8 March at 10 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 1 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 6 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 8 p.m. EEST (Cluj, UTC +2).

GLOD
Romanian noun

  1. Wet earth (soaked by rain water or melted snow)
  2. Mud
  3. Clay

From the Hungarian galád or the Russian глуда (gluda)

Hosted by BÉZNĂ Theatre, this event will share the practice of global female identifying political theatre makers, followed by a discussion.

Sharing their work and on the panel will be:

Nisha Abdulla a playwright, director, dramaturg and educator based in Bangalore, India. Her work centers intersectional realities and the dissenting body. She is also Artistic Director of Qabila, a collective she founded in 2018.

Sonali Bhatacharyya is an award-winning playwright based in London. She’s currently under commission to the Orange Tree Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Kiln Theatre, Tara Arts and Fifth Word, and is writer in residence at National Theatre Studio. www.sonaliwrites.com

Jo Brailescu, Cultural educator, producer. Jo will do any culture-related work, from management and strategy to driving and cleaning up in projects that emancipate, educate and bring joy to people. Forever devoted to the process rather than the result.

Kyla Davis a theatre-maker and a home-maker. She cares deeply about the earth, and the interconnected relationships between people and eco-systems. She believes in a just transition to a more sustainable future where life (human and non-human) is valued above profit. She is moved by the potential for theatrical process to inspire hearts, radicalise minds and mobilise hands towards a more empathetic and caring world.

They will be contributing from India, UK, Romania & South Africa.

Alongside the panellists sharing work will be other female identifying political theatre makers.

iulia isar is a Romanian theatre-maker and a youth worker based in the UK.Her work is often a subject of tragicomedy and devised theatre and she is interested to explore political clowning as a theatrical language where the clown, even though is a delegate of humour can act as a social emissary.

Mireia Juanals is an actress and theatre-maker from Barcelona, Spain. She believes in the power of theatre as a collaborative, healing and revolutionary tool. Her multidisciplinary and often multilingual work has been featured in festivals and theatres across the UK and Spain.

Lora V Krasteva is a theatre maker, political scientist and cultural producer. She works as Executive Producer at Arts & Homelessness International and heads Global Voices Theatre, a female and non-binary immigrant led company platforming international historically excluded creatives in the UK. Lora is part of Migrants in Theatre, a movement advocating for better representation of migrants on and off stage and a steering group member of the national What Next? movement, highlighting the importance of the arts in creating a more equitable society. Lora's most recent project as theatre director is a bi-ligual devised piece interrogating political oppression in Bulgaria.

Tara McGirr is an actor and theatre maker based in Glasgow, Scotland. She is half Thai-half Scottish and grew up in Thailand. She moved to the UK to study BA World Performance at East 15 Acting School (graduated in 2019) and has been creating work since. Tara and Iulia met during their time at drama school but never worked together until 5 years later when they both moved to Glasgow. Most of Tara’s work includes physical performances and light hearted comedy.

All performances and discussions are free, please register your interest for the event, and to be updated on those selected

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Hosted by HowlRound Theatre Commons,

Coordinated by BÉZNĂ Theatre: A British Romanian theatre company making work that investigates societal inequalities & confronts institutional & normalised violences. Pivotal to our work are close collaborations with activists & academics during field research, inclusion of communities in our process & emancipatory actions to enact lasting change.

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