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SCUDD 2021: Beyond Inclusion

The annual SCUDD conference will take place online on Thursday 24th and Friday 25thJune 2021.

The aim of this conference is to bring together artists, academics, and students to think together about the politics of inclusion: its opportunities, challenges, and limits. The conference begins with a sense that institutional work on diversity and inclusion has tended to rearrange the deckchairs but leave the ship intact and on course for disaster. This conference seeks to identify and interrogate inequalities of access, safety, and opportunity across experiences of exclusion. The purpose here is to identify both the specificities of lived experiences of structural and systemic exclusion but also to look across exclusory practices and phenomena to build resistive solidarities. Moreover, the conference will debate what it might mean to shift the conversation away from inclusion, which retains a sense of the centre enveloping the margin, and instead think through the possibilities for our campuses and our industry to become sites of anti-exclusion.  

The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments (SCUDD) represents the interests of Drama, Theatre and Performance in the Higher Education sector in the UK. SCUDD acts as a mediator with bodies such as funding councils, the AHRC and the Arts Councils and is consulted by such organisations when matters of future policy are discussed and decided. Its annual conference concerns topics, issues and debates relevant to those working in drama, theatre and performance in HE. This year’s conference will make space for reflections on working in our field during covid-19 and will continue discussions around advocacy for - and threats to - the discipline. As part of the conference, SCUDD’s AGM will take place. The conference will be free to attend. 

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Careers Event: Careers in Producing

12-1pm Wednesday 26 May.  

Book your place on My Advantage: https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/students/events/Detail/2156606 

Producers oversee the creative process of film/TV/theatre from conception to completion, working closely with directors to make artistic and technical decisions - but how do you develop a career in this role? In this Q&A event industry professionals will describe how they have achieved success, offering advice & information to help you plan your career.

The panel will feature:

  • Pauline Mason a producer and director at the BBC with 25 years of experience in TV, radio and digital content. She has produced documentaries and live programmes on four continents on subjects ranging from the global financial crisis to climate change. She specialises in stories about innovation and social enterprise and is a diversity and inclusion champion at the BBC. She started her journalistic career on the Warwick Boar
  • Suzie Samant Suzie is a freelance Creative Consultant on primetime TV shows. She previously produced and directed documentaries for Channel 4, BBC, ITV1 and Discovery. Credits range from 'The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft' and 'The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes', to 'Kara Tointon: Don't Call Me Stupid' and 'Dispatches'. She has served as a Royal Television Society Judge and BAFTA Guru Panellist
  • Diandra McCalla Beginning her career as a Secondary Music Teacher, Diandra is a Birmingham-based Arts Producer who is passionate about creating provocative and engaging participatory arts experiences especially for young people and socially disadvantaged communities. Diandra’s producing credits include Project SoundLounge Festival 2017 with Town Hall Symphony Hall as well as the Culture Catwalk Stage for the Birmingham Weekender 2017, with Southside Producers. More recently, Diandra was Community Project Producer for Imagineer’s Bridge producing Foleshill Weaving Together, where Foleshill’s interfaith community collaborated on a woven artwork made from images that represent their rich cultural diversity. She also was part of the producing team for West Midlands Weekender- Democratising Creativity and Culture 2020. Diandra currently works for Birmingham REP Theatre in the Creative Learning team and also with China Plate Theatre as Associate Producer developing a co-designed arts programme with Caribbean and South Asian community groups in North Birmingham.
  • CJ Lloyd Webley majored in Theatre and Performance and received a Master of Arts in Creative Writing. He wrote and produced his first play, Shadows received 4 & 5 star reviews and was regarded “smart as hell” by London City Nights. CJ has written and produced plays at esteemed theatre venues like, Soho, Leicester Square, Birmingham Rep and The Brockley Jack. He is part of the Tamasha Playwrights alumni, shortlisted for the Adopt a playwright Award; selected for Criterion Theatre’s New Writing Programme; nominated for the Acumen Global Leaders Fellowship and awarded a place on the SSE Social Entrepreneurs Futures programme. As the Founder of Sorrel Park Theatrical Limited, CJ has delivered staff training, creative writing workshops and created showcase events for pupils with learning and behavioural difficulties. CJ has completed the prestigious Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme and the Common Purpose leadership programme. CJ is the Lead Artist for Lightpost Theatre Company at the Birmingham Rep which supports the well-being of young black men who according to the Centre for Mental Health (CFMH) report are, “at greater risk of experiencing mental health issues during lockdown”.
Tue 11 May 2021, 15:45 | Tags: Events

SCUDD Conference 2021 hosted by Warwick

SCUDD 2021: Beyond Inclusion

 The annual SCUDD conference will take place online on Thursday 24th and Friday 25thJune 2021.

The aim of this conference is to bring together artists, academics, and students to think together about the politics of inclusion: its opportunities, challenges, and limits. The conference begins with a sense that institutional work on diversity and inclusion has tended to rearrange the deckchairs but leave the ship intact and on course for disaster. This conference seeks to identify and interrogate inequalities of access, safety, and opportunity across experiences of exclusion. The purpose here is to identify both the specificities of lived experiences of structural and systemic exclusion but also to look across exclusory practices and phenomena to build resistive solidarities. Moreover, the conference will debate what it might mean to shift the conversation away from inclusion, which retains a sense of the centre enveloping the margin, and instead think through the possibilities for our campuses and our industry to become sites of anti-exclusion.  

The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments (SCUDD) represents the interests of Drama, Theatre and Performance in the Higher Education sector in the UK. SCUDD acts as a mediator with bodies such as funding councils, the AHRC and the Arts Councils and is consulted by such organisations when matters of future policy are discussed and decided. Its annual conference concerns topics, issues and debates relevant to those working in drama, theatre and performance in HE. This year’s conference will make space for reflections on working in our field during covid-19 and will continue discussions around advocacy for - and threats to - the discipline. As part of the conference, SCUDD’s AGM will take place. The conference will be free to attend.  

Hosts: This year’s conference will be hosted online by the School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures at the University of Warwick. The conference organisers working in partnership with the SCUDD Exec are Dr Anna Harpin, Dr David Coates and Dr Tim White.  

Programme and Registration: Details about how to register for the conference and a full programme of panels and events will be released closer to the conference.

Queries: If you have any questions or queries about the conference at this stage, please don’t hesitate to get in touch off list using D.J.Coates@warwick.ac.uk  

Tue 11 May 2021, 13:58 | Tags: Conference Events Dr Anna Harpin Dr David Coates

A Window on Applied and Socially Engaged Performance at Warwick – 24th February 5-6pm.

Join us online to find out more about the projects and research we are leading, the kinds of applied and socially engaged work that takes place at Warwick, and the communities we are connected to. We will explore what it means to be involved in social action through theatre and performance today, and what challenges and possibilities we are presented with.

We will begin the event by hearing from a panel of practitioners and academics at Warwick. They will share examples of their recent practice and research. We will then open up for a discussion relating to applied and socially-engaged performance.You will also be able to ask further questions you may have concerning the MA Applied Theatre: Arts, Action, Change.

The panel will include:

Max Dean, a PhD researcher at Warwick and Director at C&T, one of the Associate Companies for the MA. C&T combines applied theatre methodologies with digital technologies to explore and grow creativity with children and adults.

Saul Hewish, one of the country's leading practitioners in the use of drama and theatre with offenders. In 1999 he co-founded RideOut (Creative Arts for Rehabilitation), which develops innovative and experimental arts-based projects within the criminal justice system.

Professor Nadine Holdsworth, whose research spans questions of representation, participation, citizenship, political change and cultural value. She explores how theatre, performance and arts-based methodologies can be used to illuminate pressing social issues and marginalised groups.

Dr Yvette Hutchison, a South African academic whose work focuses on Anglophone African theatre, dance and intercultural performance. She has taught on and worked in various theatre for development and community theatre projects in Africa and the UK.

 

The session will be chaired by Dr Bobby Smith, a researcher and practitioner whose current work focuses on applied theatre and global development.

Confirm your attendance here https://your.warwick.ac.uk/form/spotlightontheatre


Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Can you present your thesis in just 3 Minutes? Are you up for the challenge? You have three minutes, one static slide, no props, and no materials – just you! If you get through the first round we will train and support you so that you are ready for a live Warwick final. The winner of this will get put forward to the regional finals – and who knows maybe the National Final.

Tue 09 Jun 2020, 10:21 | Tags: Student Conference Research Postgraduate Events

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