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Changing Theatres: Dramaturgy and Contemporary Theatre Practice & Research

Perforum / UCC Department of Theatre

Changing Theatres: Dramaturgy and Contemporary Theatre Practice & Research


All day


Theatre Lab, UCC, in the Connolly Complex, Western Road

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Keynote Speaker: Piotr Gruszczyński, Dramaturge and co-programmer of Nowy Teatr, Warsaw

Guest workshop leader and speaker Hanna Slättne, freelance Dramaturg, Theatre-maker and Facilitator

Why does the dramaturge not need to be a playwright? What creates spaces and techniques of theatrical imagination in the context of a dramaturge’s work? What is the relationship between theatre
and the literary text? How do dramaturgical strategies manipulate narratives to reflect and represent them in a multidisciplinary context?

This conference aims to open up discussion around contemporary cutting-edge dramaturgical practices and the role of dramaturge in contemporary theatre. For full schedule and to register for this conference please go to:


DAY 1 - 20th June 2018

1.15pm – 2.15pm: Registration, Theatre Lab, Department of Theatre, Connolly Complex, Western Road, Cork

2:30pm – 4.30pm : Workshop: Hanna Slättne: ‘Dramaturgy in Collaboration’  
This is a practical workshop led by dramaturg Hanna Slättne, who has over 20 years of experience working as a dramaturg across different areas and types of processes.   We will be working in groups, so please bring a pen and paper and a post card image that inspires you, as well as a creative and collaborative spirit! 

Day 2 - 21st June 2018

10:30am - 11:30am : Presentation: Hanna Slättne: Working as a Dramaturg in Ireland

11:30am - 12:00pm : Tea/Coffee Break

12:00pm - 12:30pm : paper presentation: Paul McNamara - Poetry and Theatre: Adaption or Collaboration?

12:30pm - 1pm : paper presentation: Alicja Bral -  Selfless Language or the Absence of an Author

1pm - 1:30pm : paper presentation: Pamela McQueen - The Making and Unmaking of ‘Roadkill’ - a dramaturgy of bricolage

1:30pm - 2:30pm: Lunch break

2:30pm - 3:30pm:  Keynote Speaker Presentation: Dr Piotr Gruszczyński:  Adaptation, Multi-channel Adaptation and Adaptation as Installation.
3:30pm - 3:45pm : Tea/Coffee Break

3:45pm - 4:45pm : Documentary screening: New Dream - Krzysztof Warlikowski - dir. Marcin Lattało.

4:45pm - 5:45pm : Round Table Discussion

Close of Conference