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SCARF: Prof Steve Wilmer

Monday, 21 January 2019, 12 – 1pm

SCARF:  Prof Steve Wilmer

A discussion led by Prof Steve Wilmer (Drama Studies) as part of the School of Creative Arts Research Forum. 

Yael Ronen’s Post-Migrant Dramaturgy of Dissensus
In the late Twentieth and early Twenty-first centuries, documentary theatre has become a fashionable strategy for performance. Often such work relies on the autobiography and personal experiences of the actors, utilising the technique of devising to provide characters, relationships, and narratives. 

Prof Wilmer's paper considers the directing practices of Yael Ronen that use remarkably similar devising strategies in three of her productions: Third Generation: Work in Progress (2009), Common Ground (2013), and The Situation (2016). Specifically, it will investigate the use of dissensus, cultural difference and irony in her work and identify some of the problems that arise from her method.


About the series 

The School of Creative Arts Research Forum meets weekly in the Neill Theatre, Long Room Hub on Mondays at 12-1. It aims to providea space for School researchers, both staff and postgraduate students, to share their ideas in an informal, supportive environment. It is also an opportunity for the School to hear about the research of colleagues both from within TCD and outside who share our research interests. In line with the research agenda of the School, talks will encompass traditional research and practice-based research. It also offers special sessions on research funding. Each talk lasts around 20 mins and is followed by a Q & A.

See full schedule here

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Digital Humanities
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free
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