Derby Theatre to host new symposium showcasing practice-led arts research conducted during the pandemic

On Wednesday 11 November, Derby Theatre will play host to New Visions: Future Practices, a symposium showcasing practice-led arts research conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic, presented by graduates from the University of Derby MA Applied Theatre and Education course. 

During the symposium, students will present their research papers for a stimulating and inspiring discussion led by Programme Leader for the course, Ava Hunt and Creative Learning Director for Derby Theatre, Caroline Barth and keynote speaker, Nathan Powell

Research areas covered will include: emotional intelligence, legislative theatre to decolonise our theatres, physical theatre, dramaturgy approaches to work in prison settings, and creative play.

Nathan Powell will lead the discussion. Nathan is a writer and director, raised in London, living in Liverpool. Nathan makes work that explores the big ideas within the personal. Nathan was recently the Associate Director at 20 Stories High and is now making work with organisations across the UK. His recent credits include The Spine, National Tour (writer and director); 846, Suck Your Mum for Theatre Royal Stratford East (writer) and Macbeth for The Orange Tree Theatre (director). 

Ava Hunt (Programme Leader, MA Applied Theatre and Education) said: 

“I'm looking forward to hosting this symposium as a showcase of the thought-provoking research students have carried out as part of their major project. I invite you to join in with discussions at the event around important topics including the decolonisation of productions.” 

Book in advance for FREE - limited tickets available to watch online via Microsoft Teams. PLEASE NOTE: due to the lockdown this event can no long be attended in person. Ticket holders will be contacted to inform them.

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