Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
Silvija Jesrovic is associate professor in the School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy at the University of Warwick and a playwright. She is the author of Theatre of Estrangement: Theory, Practice, Ideology (University of Toronto Press, 2006). Recently, she co-edited, with Yana Meerzon, the monograph Performance, Exile, ‘America’ (Palgrave Mcmillan 2009). Her articles appeared in numerous journals including Research in Drama Education, Substance, Modern Drama, New Theatre Quarterly, Canadian Theatre Review, Balagan, and others. Currently, she has been completing her book Performance, Space, Utopia: Cities of War, Cities of Exile (forthcoming in 2012). Silvija’s latest play Not My Story opened in Toronto in 2004.
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
Tim Jeeves lives in Liverpool and has been making performance work since 2003. He has shown work internationally and nationally, and in a variety of contexts both within and without art institutions. His previous work has been concerned with issues around disability, documentation (particularly an investigation into non-traditional ways of documenting the live event) and an exploration of different forms of interaction. He is currently undertaking an investigation into gift economies and their relationship to systems of arts production in neo-liberal capitalism; an ongoing series of projects developed with the support of Arts Council England, the Bluecoat in Liverpool, the Green Room in Manchester and University of the Arts London. He is a co-founder and coordinator of the Grunts for the Arts network.
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
Kelly Jones is a senior lecturer and programme leader of drama at the University of Lincoln. She has published several articles that explore supernatural representations of the author on stage and screen, including representations of Shakespeare from the eighteenth century to the present day in ‘Between Nature and Eternity: (Present)ing Absence in Theatrical Representations of Shakespeare as the Ghost in Hamlet’, (Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, 8.3 December 2007). She has also published work on the representation of authorship on the Shakespearean stage wherein she explores the theatricality embodied by figures such as John Gower and Machiavelli in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries on the early modern stage. She is currently researching and writing a monograph on the history of staging the supernatural in the English theatre from Everyman to The Woman in White.
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