Curious about academic research in Theatre and Performance and how researchers share their work?
The Different Stages project is a series of workshops exploring public engagement for Drama and Theatre PhDs and Early Career Researchers – https://www.cssd.ac.uk/different-stages
The Different Stages showcase is for everyone and will highlight examples of interesting and exciting work being done in and with theatre and performance by academics and practitioners based in Bristol and the South West. Through a series of six short performances/talks presenters will share their ideas, research and projects – to open up their work to new audiences and make new connections.
Naomi Paxton will be the MC for this showcase – she is a performer and comic, is Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and the regular MC for Museums Showoff and Carry on Curating at the V&A.
Dr Melissa Atkinson from the University of Bath talks about The Cubicle, an installation created with Kilter Theatre to challenge and encourage positive body image.
Dr Kirsty Sedgman from the University of Bristol – How To Win Friends By Antagonising People (on Twitter). Thinking about what it means to be a researcher in an anti-expert age, this presentation asks what happens when research dissemination activities are badly received by some members of the public – and how to use it to your advantage
Dr Helen Featherstone, head of public engagement at the University of Bath, talks about the creative collaborations of researchers across the sciences and humanities.
- Dr Leon Watts from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath talks about the robot performer he created in collaboration with choreographer Jean Abreu for dance piece ‘Solo for Two’
- Dr Kate Holmes from the University of Exeter talks about her experiences of creating public exhibitions with the University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Rest of the line up to be confirmed shortly – watch this space!
The event will run from 6.30-8pm at the Windmill Hill City Farm Cafe in Bristol. Doors will open at 6pm. It is free to attend but places must be reserved in advance because of limited capacity – so please reserve your tickets asap!
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