Thu 10 Sep



This event will also be livestreamed from 10am on Thu 10 Sep at http://dmu.ac.uk/heptc

Join theatre practitioners, programmers, policy makers, academics, students and other contributors to explore the developing relationships between professional theatres and higher education in Britain.

Sessions will focus on:

• Theatre programming and the changing curriculum
• Employability agendas in theatres and universities
• Widening participation in higher education and the arts
• Shaping of mutual futures in new conceptions of degree-level study in working theatres.

Keynote speaker:
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper,
Shakespeare’s Globe

Session 1 Speakers – Collaborative Models: The University Curriculum and Theatre Programming
Tracy Cruickshank – De Montfort University
Nicola Daniels – De Montfort University
Suba Das – Curve
Sophie Bush – Sheffield Hallam University
Thomas Hescott – Theatre Director and Writer
Will Nelson – University of Cumbria
Jessica Bowles – Central School of Speech and Drama
Michaela Butter – Attenborough Arts Centre and University of Leicester

Session 2 Speakers – Widening Participation and Employability in Higher Education and the Arts
Jo Robinson – University of Nottingham
Sally Tye – New Perspectives
Roger Apfelbaum – Bath Spa University
Kerry Irvine – Bath Spa University
Catherine Alexander – Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Complicite
Amelia Cavallo – Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Deidre McLaughlin – Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Session 3 Speakers – Mutual Futures: Degree-Level Study in Theatres
Jacqui O’Hanlon Royal Shakespeare Company
Taryn StoryRoyal Shakespeare Company
Caroline BarthDerby Theatre
Darren Daly – Derby Theatre
Dan Barnard – London South Bank University and fanSHEN Theatre Company
Kate Burnett – Nottingham Trent University
Ben Francombe – University of Chichester





(Concessions includes research students, self-employed practitioners, Equity members and registered unemployed)

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