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Mette Bøe Lyngstad: DREAMCATCHERS: A Narrative Research Project with Substance Abusers and Relatives

In our paper, we will present a narrative research connected to storytelling project with 8 previous substance abusers and their next-of-kind. In 20 days they developed stories of their dreams for the future, to...

Rachel Rhoades: Ethnodrama of Intersectionality: Neoliberalism & Youth Resistance in Toronto

The 12 Toronto youth in my ethnodrama study strive to survive neoliberal individualism that distances them from intimate peer connections and from knowledge of and strategic resistances toward the systemic injustices within the world....

Dirk J Rodricks: Diasporic Intimacy in/through/with an Applied Theatre Methodology: Tensions and Possibilities for...

The notion of intimacy is connected to home and a diasporic intimacy, according to Boym (1998), is one that is not opposed to uprootedness and defamiliarization but rather is constituted by it. Reflecting on...

Mahammad Hasnat and Janinka Greenwood: I am illiterate, they are educated; what can I...

This presentation uses mixed-media dramatic presentation to present data from a case study of rural parents’ engagement in education in Bangladesh. The data revealed not only a lack of engagement but also a major...

Sarah Woodland: Heterotopias in Performance: Participatory theatre in a women’s prison

Our Ancestors, Our History, Our Lost Culture was a devised performance given by women inside Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre in 2017. The performance dealt with the forced removal and institutionalization of Indigenous Australian children...

Nicola Pauling: When Distance Lives next door; using applied theatre to strengthen complex social...

Wellington City’s 5000 social housing tenants live in medium and high-density housing communities. Cultural diversity amongst this population is high, including significant numbers of migrants and former refugees, while English as a first language,...

Christian Leavesley and Alexandra Macalister-Bills: A familiar distance: converged theatre making in regional Victorian...

Does distance from major cultural centres necessarily imply a dearth of theatre experiences for regional and rural young people? This paper will explore Arena Theatre Company’s long-term commitment to visiting three schools in regional...

Education and theatres: innovation, outreach and success

The panel will critically consider the intersection between theatre companies and their work in various communities. While many theatre companies have a long and proud tradition of outreach in the community, there has been little critical and academic attention directed to...

Traversing Tectonics: Alternative Pedagogies as Connexions and Conduits to Understanding

Addressing IDIERI 9’s theme of ‘the Tyranny of Distance’, specifically the aesthetics and politics of distance, this panel considers emerging approaches to drama pedagogies as a means of recovering distance in its metaphorical understanding. Examining modes from...

Wasim Kurdi: Yearnings of Immigration and Its Agony

Identity formulation through experiencing: “distances by traveling” and “distances by departing” In 1851, the first Palestinian man arrived in Brazil as an asylum seeker following a harsh long journey. He was probably carried by a cargo ship...