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Livestreaming a Panel: Anti-racist Strategies in Dramaturgy
A robust discussion of some of the most pressing issues in theatre’s move towards a decolonized model
Dramaturgs' Network presents a panel on Anti-racist Strategies in Dramaturgy livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 20 November 2021 at 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0).
The Dramaturgs’ Network’s Anti-racist Strategies in Dramaturgy panel will offer robust discussion of some of the most pressing issues in theatre’s move towards a decolonized model, as outlined in the open letter, “We need to talk about dramaturgy” (circulated in March 2021).
The letter outlines both the existence of explicit racism in dramaturgical relationships, as well as the more nuanced, covert ways in which imbalances of power are created and maintained. This discussion will therefore explore developments in dramaturgy that can support a more authentic inclusive creative practice, to help the sector move consciously and confidently beyond the narratives, forms, and epistemologies of the Eurocentric canon.
In considering their own experiences of best (and worst) practices in both institutional and freelance settings, this panel of theatremakers and dramaturgs will address topics such as voice, appropriation, and “risk”, and expand on their vision of what they’d like to see happen next in the industry.
The session is curated by Catriona Craig and Tommo Fowler, with panelists to be announced.
It is sponsored by the Society for Theatre Research, and is a free event (suggested voluntary donation: £4).
The panel will be followed by The Kenneth Tynan Award Ceremony.
These events are part of the Dramaturgs’ Network’s twentieth anniversary day-long event: Celebrating Dramaturgy. For the full day’s program, please visit our website.