'Hard Graft: Performance, Labour and Value'. Convened by Dr Aoife McGrath and Dr Shonagh Hill
The annual conference of the Irish Society for Theatre Research considers the intersection of performance, labour and value. How is labour valued in theatre and performance scholarship and practice? Whose labour gets recognised, and whose labour remains invisible? The conference considers these questions along two interrelated tracks: the external, societal/institutional values placed on performance practices, texts, artists and research; and the value systems in operation within theatre and performance practice and scholarship.
Keynote Speakers and Featured Artists:
o Dr Mojisola Adebayo (Queen Mary, University of London/University of Potsdam)
o Dr Broderick Chow (Central School of Speech and Drama)
o Janie Doherty (Dance Artist, Northern Ireland)
o Joan Davis (Dance Artist, Ireland)
o Dr Royona Mitra (Brunel University)
o Dr Aoife Monks (Queen Mary, University of London)
o Paula O’Reilly (Dance Artist, Northern Ireland)
o Professor Brian Singleton (Trinity College Dublin)
o Dr Mary Wycherley (Dance Artist, Ireland)
Day rates are available: £10 students/unwaged/precarious employment, £20 full-time employment
Participation Note: We realise that some of you may be in a caring role working from home, and that babies and children, or other people being cared for, may need to be in the frame for this online conference. All caring “extras” are very welcome! Breastfeeding and bottle feeding are very welcome, and please feel free to turn your camera off for feeding, or any other caring duties, if you prefer – whatever is most comfortable for you.