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Programme

(updated on April 26, 2021)

Friday,  May 28

13:30 – 13:40 Welcome

Panel I: Theatre and Social Crisis

Chaired by Radka Kunderová, Freie Universität Berlin

13:40 – 14:10 Christopher Balme, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

                       Theatre, Corona and Crisis: Scenarios

14:10 – 14:25 Discussion

14:25 – 14:55 Andrea Tompa, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca

                      From Social Change to Social Drama: or How the Present Expropriates the Past 

                      (The Case of Hungarian Theater after 1990 till the Present)

14:55 – 15:10 Discussion

15:10 – 15:30 Coffee break

Panel II: West-East Transitional Dynamics in Theatre

Chaired by Tony Fisher, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama London

15:30 – 16:00 Anneli Saro, University of Tartu

                      Turn to the West: Dynamics of Theatre in Transition

16:00 – 16:15 Discussion

16:15 – 16:45 Tanja Bogusz, Hamburg University

                       Two Cultures, One Institution

                       East-Western Entanglements at the Volksbühne Berlin after 1989

16:45 – 17:00 Discussion

17:00 – 17:15 Coffee break

Panel III: Redefining Institutions and Identities

Chaired by Janelle Reinelt, University of Warwick

17:15 – 17:45 Brandon Woolf, New York University

                       Considerations on the Berlin Theater Situation: 30 Years Later

17:45 – 18:00 Discussion

18:00 – 18:30 Jana Wild, Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava

                      Redefining Shakespeare

18:30 – 18:45 Discussion


Saturday, May 29

Panel I: Theatre and the Changing Public Sphere

Chaired by Jan Lazardzig, Freie Universität Berlin

10:00 – 10:30 Paweł Sztarbowski, Theatre Academy in Warsaw and Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw

                       Spectres of Communism

10:30 – 10:45 Discussion

10:45 – 11:15 Matthias Warstat, Freie Universität Berlin

                       Berlin 1989: Theatre and Street Protests

11:15 – 11:30 Discussion

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15 Radka Kunderová, Freie Universität Berlin

                       Redefining the Political Theatre?: Czech Theatre in the early 1990s

12:15 – 12:30 Discussion

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

Panel II: Potentialities of (Political) Theatre

Chaired by Radka Kunderová, Freie Universität Berlin

14:00 – 14:30 Meike Wagner, Stockholm University

                       Performing Citizenship around 1800

                      Utopian Performatives of Early Bourgeois Theatre

14:30 – 14:45 Discussion

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 15:30 Tony Fisher, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama London

                       The Politics of Displacement Effects

                       Althusser’s ‘Brecht’ and the Present Conjuncture

15:30 – 16:00 Discussion + closing remarks