IFTR (INTERNATIONL FEDERATION OF THEATRE RESEARCH) annual conference. June 13th – 17th 2016, Stockholm University, Sweden




The conference theme was “Presenting the Theatrical Past. Interplays of Artefacts, Discourses and Practices” and addressed questions concerning our relationship to theatre history. My paper ‘AUTHORED SITE AS ‘AMATEUR’ SPACE’  responded to the conference theme, examining the interrelationship between scenography and site in the work of Dublin based company Anu Productions’.

Cathy O’Carroll’s paper considered examines the interrelationship of scenographic authoring of space in site based, historical performance within processes of contemporary transformation. It questions whether professional expectations of arts practice, the means by which it is considered legitimate, enforce a filter that, despite the egalitarian intent of the artist, can undermine any political efficacy.