Dialogues in Contemporary Theatre

31 October 2016

This semester the department are holding a series of ‘Dialogues in Contemporary Theatre’ featuring public conversations and showcase lectures.

All events are held in the Foundry Theatre, Parry-Williams Building. All welcome.


2nd November 6-7pm

Alistair McDowall in conversation with Professor David Ian Rabey

Alistair McDowell is an award winning playwright, and author of X (Royal Court), Pomona (Orange Tree/National/Royal Exchange Manchester), Talk Show (Royal Court) and Brilliant Adventures (Royal Exchange, Manchester/Live Theatre).


16th November 5-6.30pm

Kaite O'Reilly and Ed Thomas in conversation with Professor David Ian Rabey

Kaite O’Reilly is an award winning playwright and dramaturg who works extensively within disability arts and culture. Her stage works include The Almond and the Seahorse (Sherman Cymru), In Water I'm Weightless (National Theatre Wales), Woman of Flowers (Forest Forge) and Cosy (Wales Millennium Centre).

Ed Thomas is a writer, director, producer, playwright and co-creator of the hit Welsh police drama Y Gwyll/Hinterland. His plays include House of America (1988), Flowers of the Dead Red Sea (1991), Gas Station Angel (1998) and Stone City Blue (2004).


Wednesday 23 November, 1-2pm

‘Making Aeschylus's The Persians with National Theatre Wales: Concepts and Practices’

Public Lecture by Mike Pearson (National Theatre Wales, Pearson/Brookes, Brith Gof, Cardiff Laboratory Theatre, RAT Theatre), Professor Emeritus, Aberystwyth University


Wednesday 7 December, 1-2pm

Temporality in the work and experience of the actor

Public Lecture by Phillip Zarrilli (Sankalpam, TTRP, Llanarth Group), Professor Emeritus, Exeter University

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