8th Conference of Doctoral Studies in Theatre Practice and Theory

Politics and Community Engagement
in Doctoral Theatre Research



8.30–9.30 Registration

9.30–9.40 Conference Opening

9.40–10.10 Keynote Speech - Tony Fisher – Joel Anderson

Against Theatrical Community: The Theory of the Joker in the Engaged Political Theatre of Augusto Boal – a Dialogue

10.10–10.20 Discussion (Chair: David Drozd)

10.20–11.20 Discussing Transformative Potential of Theatre

Chair: Lucia Repašská
José de Ipanema – Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Brazilian Radical Theatre – Political Resistance and Dialectical Expression
Michal Hába – Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
Politics, Self-Irony, and Estrangement Commentary in Theatre, Demonstrated by the Lachende Bestien Company Productions
Nivedita Gokhale – University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Voicing Domestic Abuse Against Women through Digitised Theatre in India 

11.20–11.50 Discussion

11.50–12.10 Coffee break

12.10–12.50 Theatre Festivals and Social Engagement

(Chair: Naďa Satková)
Tomasz Ciesielski – University of Lodz, Poland
Horizontalizing Through Touch 
Yogendra Agrawal – University of Rajasthan, India
Doctoral Theatre Studies in India (Social Contexts and Responsibilities)

12.50–13.10 Discussion

13.10–14.30 Lunch

14.30–15.30 The Political in Studying PhD

Chair: Klára Škrobánková
Melanie Sterba – Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Exposing the truth is like – MONSTROSITY
Harriet Plewis – University of Northumbria at Newcastle, United Kingdom
Gossip, Anecdote and Shorthand: Towards a Tentative Dissident Citation Practice
Zofia Smolarska – The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Poland
The Politics of Theatre Craftsmanship Versus the Political Craft of Theatre Research

15.30–16.00 Discussion

16.00–16.20 Coffee break

16.20–17.20 Theatricality – Public Space – Politics

Chair: Jan Motal
Giovanni Campus – University of Sassari, Italy
The City as Theatre: Performing Political Space
Orestes Pérez Estanquero – Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
«¡Que no! ¡que no! ¡que no nos representan!» Between People Assembled, in Their Own Name
Justus Wenke – Leipzig University, Germany
Theatrical Practices beyond Art and Social Interaction

17.20–17.50 Discussion

17.50 Banquet


9.30–10.50 Strategies of Mobilisation and Resistance

Chair: Jan Motal
Nika Leskovšek – University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Strategies for Mobilisation of the Spectator Before and After Slovenian Independence (From NSK to Manifest K)
Shiv singh palawat – University of Rajasthan, India
Studying “Marxism“ in Modern Indian Theatre and Varied Perspectives
Michal Denci – Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia
Dario Fo: Working Class Hero
Pierre Nadaud – Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic
Testimony as an Act of Political Resistance

10.50–11.20 Discussion

11.20–11.40 Coffee break

11.40–12.40 Stimulating Communities

Chair: Andrea Jochmanová
Jitka Vrbková – Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic
Message from the Actors with an Extra (Chromosome)
Klaudia Antal – University of Pécs, Hungary
Documentary Theatre as (Politically Engaged) Community Theatre
Radka Kulichová – Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic
Research in Performing Arts Interpreting the Production of Alice‘s Adventure in the Land of Signs into Czech Sign Language

12.40–13.10 Discussion

13.10–14.30 Lunch

14.30–15.50 Theatre – Terror – Social Change

Chair: Klára Škrobánková
Małgorzata Szum – The Institute of Art of The Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
British Theatre in “War on Terror“ (2001-2005)
Maryam Dadkhah Tehrani – University of Tehran, Iran
Ideology and the Textual/Political Unconscious in Iranian Dramatic Literature
Albena Tagareva – Institute of Art Studies of Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria
The Political Aspect in the Stage Design during the Socialist Realism in Bulgarian Theatre
Alexandra Marinho Oliveira – Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Politics of Images: Brecht‘s War Primer and Journals

15.50–16.20 Discussion

16.20–16.40 Coffee break

16.40–17.40 Power and Participatory Theatre Practices

Chair: Lucia Repašská
Matthias Sterba – Leipzig University, Germany
Beyond Ideology? – Critical Approaches in Theatre Studies
Lukáš Brychta – Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
Implicit Political Power of Interactive Theatre
Joanna Kocemba – University of Warsaw, Poland
Participatory Theatre: Possibilities of Division

17.40–18.30 Discussion

18.30 Banquet


 Programme for download: Programme_Politics and Community Engagement in Doctoral Theatre Research