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Key Note Address with Dr. Helen Freshwater

Key Note Address with Dr. Helen Freshwater
214 College Street, 3rd floor, Robert Gill Theatre
Time: Nov 16th, 5:30 pm End: Nov 16th, 7:30 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), 2000-

The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

And the Centre for Spectatorship and Audience Research

 Present

 Dr. Helen Freshwater

Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Newcastle

November 15 and 16, 2016

 

 

The second speaker in this year’s Centre for Spectatorship’s visiting scholar series is Dr. Helen Freshwater. She is lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Newcastle. Her research focuses upon twentieth-century British theatre and contemporary performance and in particular issues of censorship and audience participation. Recent publications include Theatre & Audience and Theatre Censorship in Britain: Silencing, Censure and Suppression (both published in 2009). She is a contributing editor to New Theatre Quarterly and Performing Ethos, and works as a dramaturg. In 2011 she was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize to support her latest research, which explores how contemporary theatre uses child performers and contributes to the cultural construction of children and childhood. 

Tuesday November 15

Meet and Greet with Dr. Helen Freshwater:  casual tea & conversation that will include undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty from the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies and beyond.

Time: 2:00pm

Location: Robert Gill Theatre Lobby, 214 College Street, 3rd Flr, wheelchair accessible

 

Wednesday November 16

Key Note Address with Dr. Helen Freshwater: formal keynote with a question and answer period in the Robert Gill Theatre, followed by a light reception and celebration.

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College Street, 3rd Flr, wheelchair accessible

  The Centre for Spectatorship and Audience Research was established to connect individual scholars across North America who are working in the field of spectatorship, in order to assist and support their research, generate a community of active researchers and begin to fill the gap in scholarship when it comes to audience research. Visit their website www.centreforspectatorship.com for more information and to sign up for updates.

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