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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2006

Women's Writing For Performance: process and practice

Friday April 28 - Sunday April 30 2006

Lancaster University

 

This three-day symposium represents the culmination of the AHRC funded research project: Women's Writing for Performance. Over the last three years this project has initiated a networked series of workshops and events led by contemporary artists and performance practitioners.

Gerry leading discussion

The aim has been to investigate how women ‘write' themselves into the performance frame, through text and other ‘vocabularies', such as body, space, technology. The two main research questions have been:

  • What strategies are employed by women in their writing processes?
  • What are the implications of these strategies for the contestation of gender representation in performance practice?
Symposium meal

Themes

•  Cultural Heritage

•  The Monstrous Feminine

•  The Body: health, reproduction and technologies

•  Place/Location

•  Autobiography

•  Subversive Laughter

 


 

PROGRAMME

Please click on the links below for further information about the papers, presentations and events.

Friday 28th April


Elaine and Gerry

Elaine Aston and Geraldine Harris

An Introduction to the Women's Writing for Performance Project

 

To download film footage of Gerry and Elaine's presentation:

Marisa Carnesky

Marisa Carnesky

"Carnesky's Ghost Train"

 

Lena Simiç

Angels and soldiers: My Transnational Performance Practice Tactics

 

Janelle Reinelt

On Suicide: A Reappraisal

Open Clasp presentation

panel discussion

Helen Iball

Doctored Identities

 

 

Rachel Zerihan

Revealing the Obscene: Sarah Kane and Catharsis

 

 

Kay Hepplewhite, Fiona MacPherson, Catrina McHugh

Opening up Open Clasp

 

 

Lynette Goddard

debbie tucker green's ‘in-yer face' black womanist playwriting


Friday Evening

Elaine and Gerry at launch

Celebration for the launch of

 

Feminist Futures? Theatre, Performance, Theory
by Geraldine Harris and Elaine Aston

 

Click here to see footage of the entertainment from SuAndi and Lois Weaver

 

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Saturday 29th April

Lenora Champagne

 

Lenora Champagne

Notes on Autobiography and Performance

 

 

Marianne Sharp

Writing Strangers and Sel/f/ves: The Presence of the Actress as Foreigner within and without her own words

SuAndi

SuAndi

Playing for Life

 

 

Dee Heddon

Rooted yet Moving: An Extroverted Site-Specific Practice

 

 

Kazuko Hohki

Wuthering Heights

Rosie Garland as Rosie Lugosi

 

 

 


Catherine McNamara

When a Girl becomes a Man: Female-to-Male Narratives in Performance

 

 

Rosie Lugosi

‘The Girl You Never Loved But Always Looked For.'

 

 

Sue-Ellen Case

Enabling Performance: The Workshop Process of Split Britches

 

Saturday Evening

Dress Suits for Hire


Split Britches - Dress Suits For Hire

 

On the evening of Saturday April 29th, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver performed Dress Suits For Hire at the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University

 

Click here for the Nuffield Theatre website


 

Sunday 30th April

Carole Woddis chairing response to Split Britches

 

Response to Dress Suits for Hire

Chaired by Carole Woddis with responses from

Dee Heddon and Clare Duffy

 

 

Anna Furse

Glass Body: reflecting on becoming transparent

  Image from Glass Body by Anna Furse

Jozefina Komporaly

Rewriting the Maternal the Body: Intertextuality, Reproduction, Technology

 

Kira O'Reilly

Making a silk purse out of a sows ear

  Gerry chairing forum discussion

 

Artists' Panel

with

Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, Marisa Carnesky, Kira O'Reilly, Rosie Lugosi, Anna Furse, Kazuko Hohki

 

 

 


 

 

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