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Dead Man Talking

Dead Man Talking was a cross faculty interprofessional initiative in collaboration with Drama Studies and the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences at Queen's.

Medical ethicist Dr. Melissa McCullough, theatre director Anna Newell and choreographer Stevie Prickett facilitated this intensive performing arts project working with 10 medical (3rd year - elected component module) and 4 drama (3rd year - community theatre module) students to explore the idea of body donation to medical science.

Over 3 weeks they embarked upon a process of devising, collaborating, exploring, playing, investigating and creating. Using devised theatre techniques to aid the students in the development of a script. The result is a brand new experimental performance piece.

The project was awarded an Award of Excellence for Innovation from the Dean of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s.

"Doctor's Can Dance: Using devised theatre to explore a topical issue in bioethics"
This keynote talk was given by Anna Newell at the 8th Annual Galway Symposium on Higher Education, 11th June 2010. The conference title was "Creative Thinking: Re-imagining the University".