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Call for Proposals: Theatre Between Politics and Policies: New Challenges Conference (Belgrade, Serbia)


Deadline: 31 December 2017

Theatre between politics and policies: new challenges

Faculty of Dramatic Arts
23 – 24 March 2018
Belgrade, Serbia

Call for Proposals
Deadline: 31 December 2017


When analysing the relationships between theatre and politics in a contemporary context, we do not consider only the direct use of apolitical theme in theatre practice. Rather, we aim to rely on theoretical proposal that suggest the politicality of theatre is realised through the modes of representation on stage. This implies that, in order to have a political impact, it is no longer enough for theatre to point out political and social issues of the community. Instead, it needs to further its artistic strategies and models of production as elements and agents of theatre’s politicality.
On the other hand, the impact of public policies, or their implementation in the field of culture, is also reflected in contemporary forms of theatre practices. Thus, modes of funding and other forms of public and cultural management largely influence potential forms of theatre’s politicality. This two-way direction of a dynamic relation between theatre and politics enables scientific and theoretical thinking on contemporary theatrical expressions from different angles and perspectives, some of these being: What political discourse we talk of in the context of theatre practice? What is the political reach of theatre in current social context and how is it realised? In which way do policies influence the impact of theatre?

We invite academics, artists, theatre practitioners, and students to propose paper/project presentations, thematic panel sessions, or workshops in these areas, or to suggest other innovative and provocative themes.

Key themes:

• Meaning of theatre’s politicality today
• New theatre production models and strategies
• Significance of participatory practices in contemporary theatre
• Public policies and contemporary theatrical forms
• Politicality of theatre and social processes
• Influence of new media on theatre’s reflection of society
• Theatre and community

Proposals should be submitted to email: [email protected]
Deadline for proposals: 31 December 2017
Notification of acceptance: 5 February 2018

For more information please visit: www.conf.menadzmentiprodukcijafdu.com

Please email any questions to: [email protected]