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Sessions & events

Our next session:

Likely to be on 27th March; details to follow!

Previous Sessions

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
2pm-4pm (Westwood Music Room 1): R&D in Verbatim Theatre with playwright and PaR researcher in Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick, Alison Porter. The discussion will cover a brief introduction to verbatim theatre methodologies, the work of Lung (Trojan Horse) and Breach (It's True, It's True, It's True), Alison's process of collecting material and generating a script for her verbatim play about modern slavery among car wash workers (including sharing footage of movement scenes inspired by research material), and a broader discussion on the use of real-life material in art and the tension between fact and theatricality. The session is timed to coincide with Breach's production, Trojan Horse, at Warwick Arts Centre.

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
11:00am-1:00pm (F204): Discussions with / performance interventions by practice-based researcher and TPS / University of Luxembourg doctoral student, melissandre varin: "What does it mean to (re)produce knowledge in the context of a Black Womxn body in the western house of knowledge? I would like to engage in a difficult conversation with you. In order to do so we will be required to create a space to question our identities as partial and subjective researchers in the house of knowledge called Warwick University. The discussion will be punctuated by a 1.30 minute autoethnographic poem, a 5 minute home movie exploring the impacts of my dominant and marginal identities on my PhD journey, and a 12 minute audio and bodily intervention titled: ‘meditation on mediation A gendered-racialized look at the sound of silence with-in the university make your own words meaningful a collab with Cambridge Dictionary.’"

Thursday, February 14, 2019
3:00-4:00pm (G52): Invitations for Attunement, workshop / excerpt of the performance component of the PhD “Eating into Elsewhere”, presented by Carmen C. Wong. Followed by discussion.
4:00-5:00pm (G52): Pecha Kucha by Naomi de la Tour, writer and IATL teaching fellow.
5:00-6:00pm (G52): Discussion around the Trinh Minh-ha text 'Cotton and Iron', from When The Moon Waxes Red (London: Routledge, 1991).

4:45-6:00pm (G52): Nicolas Whybrow presentation: Sensing the CityReading: Trinh Minh-ha, 'Cotton and Iron', from When The Moon Waxes Red (London: Routledge, 1991).

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
2:00-5:00pm (G51): Planning session and discussion of writing practices.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
3:15-4:00pm (G51): Coffee & Intros, Discussions on readings for future meetings
4:00-4:45pm (G52): Pecha Kucha by Carmen Wong
4:45-6:00pm (G52): Nicolas Whybrow presentation: Sensing the City

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
3:30pm-4:30pm: 2018-19 Housekeeping & Planning activities (G51)

Friday, June 15, 2018
12:00pm-2:00pm: Practice as the recognition of a story in the detrital aftermath of practice. Or: going somewhere, engineering a collision, and trying to work out what happened from the pieces, a talk by Dr. Nicholas Drofiak. (G52)
2:00pm-3:00pm: Reading Group (G52)

Sunday, May 6, 2018
12:00pm-4:00pm: PaRLab Audio Walk to Kenilworth Castle (meet at Warwick Arts Centre)

Friday, March 23, 2018
1:30pm-3:30pm: Reading Group Session (Humanities Studio)
4:00pm-6:00pm: Visit Mask & Avatar Engagement Day (Millburn House)

Monday, March 26, 2018
Voice & Knowing workshop by Rakel Marin Ezpeleta

An intensive workshop on knowing our voice and knowing through our voice.
We will work on voice technique foundations before collectively exploring how voice, energy, and physicality are linked to emotions and representations of self. How is our identity shaped by voice and vice-versa? How might knowing our voice(s) help shape our self-understanding and self-expression?

Rakel Marin Ezpeleta is a visiting researcher at Warwick and a PhD candidate at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona with a trans-disciplinary, PaR project on the Configuration of Identity in Contemporary Experimental Basque Theatre Scene. A professional singer and actress, with specialized training in Musical Comedy and Meisner Technique, she has launched several performing projects and collectives in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Buenos Aires and Vancouver. Over the last 15 years, Rakel has combined her academic studies and research with professional work as a performer (classical, experimental and popular forms), and as a pedagogue in voice technique, Castilian diction, and oral expression.