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Call for papers // Community works! – Contemporary Theatre Models

International symposium: Community works! – Contemporary Theatre Models (4 -6 June 2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

In June of 2020, Glej Theatre, the Slovenian Theatre Institute and Amfiteater – Journal of Performing Arts Theory will hold a symposium dedicated to the questions of new production models in contemporary theatre. The symposium is inspired by the upcoming 50th anniversary of Glej Theatre from Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Glej Theatre is the oldest non-institutionalised theatre in Slovenia (as well as in former Yugoslavia) that prides itself with cutting edge performances, the (re)-invention of intriguing production modes, of non-hierarchical theatre practice that is based on collective and socially engaged work. On the basis of the five decades of its operation we wish to explore the possibilities of contemporary theatre in relation to the concept of theatre collective creation and different forms which this might take.

As the social and political climate in Europe, and even more so in its peripheries, are growing more and more intense, and social divisions in society are bigger than ever, the answer to it in art has been not just to try to reveal the oppression of many different targeted communities, but also to actively step into the situation. What sort of role in building up communities can contemporary theatre have? Is this even its purpose? How do new political and economic situations affect production models in contemporary theatre?

We are welcoming theorists, scholars, dramaturgs, practitioners, researchers, philosophers, sociologists etc. to send their proposals by 31 December 2019 to the address [email protected].

Positively reviewed and selected papers will be published in the upcoming edition of the Amfiteater journal.

The working language of the symposium will be English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided. In accordance with Article 25 of the Public Use of the Slovene Language Act, Slovene language will be provided on the level of public announcements.

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