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🌍 Kristiansand, NOR at Grønt Senter
🗓 2 – 5 September 2019 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As part of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019, ITYARN (International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network) will host their research conference together with the University of Agder, at the Grønt Senter (Odderøyveien 5, Kristiansand).


Monday September 2

Collaboration with Youth in TYA   

Moderator: Tom Maguire, Ulster University (Northern Ireland)

  • Ragnhild Tronstad, Kulturtanken – Arts for Young Audiences Norway (Norway)

Artistic Quality and Audience Participation in Theatre for Young Audiences

  • Ha Young Hwang, Korea National University of Arts (South Korea)

Artist-Adolescent Collaboration as a Reciprocal Process: through Artists’ Perspectives

  • Fiona McDonagh and Dorothy Morrissey  Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick (Ireland)

Using theatre to trouble gender with young children

Tuesday September 3

TYA and Trauma

Moderator: Manon van de Water, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

  • Eunice Uwadinma-Idemudia, Redeemer’s University (Nigeria)

Confronting the Present (Re) Presenting Childhood”: A Reading of Trauma in Ahmed Yerima’s Pari

  • Kristin Hunt, Arizona State University (USA)

Antigone in Ferguson: Representing Childhood Precarity Through/In/As Embodiment 

  • Ava Hunt, Derby University and Danny Braverman, Goldsmiths University of London (UK)

Towards Community Resilience: Theatre for Young Audiences and the Mental Health Crisis 

Wednesday September 4

Latin and LatinX and the post dramatic in TYA

Moderator: Paulo Merisio, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

  • Luvel Garcia Leyva  Universidad de São Paulo, Brasil. (Cuba/Brasil)

Theater and childhood facing the representational crisis.

  • Lorenzo Garcia, University of North Texas (USA)

Matters of Otherness and Unlearning with Latinx TYA

  • Nina Helene Jakobia Skogli  University of Agder (Norway)

Against all odds by Fix & Foxy: Confronting the present through post-performance methods

Thursday September 5

Representations in TYA

Moderator: Merete Elnan, University of Agder (Norway)

  • Heather Fitzsimmons Frey, MacEwan University (Canada)

Young People are the Future: Youth Representing Settler and Indigenous Pasts

  • Carla Ribeiro-Cunha & Carla Pires Antunes, Research Centre on Child Studies, Institute of Education, University of Minho (Portugal)

“Eu brinco” (I play): Report on a theatre performance for and with babies in Portugal

  • Margot Wood, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (South Africa)

Performing Arts for Participants with Neurological/ Physical/Cognitive Challenges 

Read the abstracts here

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