Panel on Postmillennial Dramaturgies in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, April 18, 2024

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Posted By: Kathryn Kelly
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Date Posted: Tue, 9 Apr 2024
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Postmillennial Dramaturgies in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand: A Panel Discussion
April 18th 2024, 5:30-7:30pm

With editors Emily Coleman, Fiona Graham, Kathryn Kelly, Julian Meyrick and Moana Nepia.
And contributors Alyson Campbell, Meta Cohen, Rea Dennis and Kate Hunter.
Chaired by Chris Mead

Hosted by Theatre, VCA, with the support of the University of Melbourne, the Myer Foundation and the Vizard Foundation.

Founders Gallery (Room 102), Elizabeth Murdoch Building. Victorian College of the Arts,
Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, The University of Melbourne. St Kilda Road.

Everyone welcome – no booking required.
See the attached flyer for more information!

In December 2023 a special edition of the international IATC journal Critical Stages/ Scenes was published on Australian and Aotearoa / New Zealand dramaturgy co-edited by Kathryn Kelly. Julian Meyrick, Fiona Graham, Moana Nepia and Emily Coleman.

Adopting a place-based curation approach, it attempts to embrace the full spectrum of Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand theatre culture, incorporating First Nations and Maori live performance practices, as well as the modern settler, post-colonial drama of both nations. Within this complex narrative, dramaturgy in both nations has a history filled with contention, paradox, improvisation and passionate practice. How does this unique body of research speak to the past, present and future?

This seminar will bring the editors and selected contributors together in person for the first time to analyse their findings and to suggest possibilities for development.