Launch of special issue of Studies in Theatre and Performance

On March 29th, we will be hosting a celebration of 30 volumes of STUDIES IN THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE and a launch of the special issue, Vol 30, No 1, which centres on the AHRC funded project ‘Writing Space’.

This will be held at the University of Winchester, John Stripe Studios 1 and 2. Drinks and tea from 2.15, event starting at 2.30. To be over by 4.00. 

The event will include short performances from Emma Bennett, Stacy Makishi and Philip Stanier, as well as contributions from Professor Peter Thomson as long-standing editor of the journal and from Cathy Turner, as editor of this special issue.

This issue focuses on a project that set out to explore an inclusive approach to working with theatre and performance writers. The issue contains performance texts by seven of the participating writers (Emma Bennett, Steve Waters, Tanya Ronder, Sarah Dickenson, Stacy Makishi, Claire MacDonald, Cathy Turner), essays by Steve Waters and Michael Pinchbeck and an interview with students, alongside wider-reaching articles about writing for contemporary performance from Cathy Turner, Claire MacDonald, Karen Juers-Munby, Mary Noonan and David Lane.

Please contact Cathy Turner  if you would like to attend. The event is, of course, free, but we’d like to be prepared for numbers. 

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