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SAVE THE DATE: "Redefining Theatre: Theatre and Society in Transition" | Online Conference | Freie Universität Berlin | 28.-29.05.2021

“Redefining Theatre: Theatre and Society in Transition“, Online Conference, Freie Universität Berlin, May 28–29, 2021 Christopher Balme, Tony Fisher, Meike Wagner, and Matthias Warstat are among the speakers of the “Redefining Theatre: Theatre and Society in Transition“ online conference held at the Freie Universität Berlin via Webex on May 28–29, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has yet again shown us the strength of theatre’s interrelation with the society and just how easily theatre’s social relevance can shift at the time of a profound social change. In what ways can we reflect on theatre in both institutional and aesthetic terms in times of societal transition? What happens to theatre when the public spheres are being fundamentally reshaped? And what means do we possess to articulate the re-definition of theatre’s social function and relevance? The “Redefining Theatre: Theatre and Society in Transition“ interactive online conference will focus on theatre in times of societal transition both in general terms and with a specific focus on the post-1989 transformations in Central and Eastern Europe. Speakers: Christopher Balme, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany Tanja Bogusz, Kassel University, Germany Tony Fisher, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK Radka Kunderová, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Anneli Saro, University of Tartu, Estonia Paweł Sztarbowski, Theatre Academy in Warsaw and Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw, Poland Andrea Tompa, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Meike Wagner, Stockholm University, Sweden Matthias Warstat, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Jana Wild, Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava, Slovakia Brandon Woolf, New York University, USA Chairs: Tony Fisher, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK Radka Kunderová, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Jan Lazardzig, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Janelle Reinelt, University of Warwick, UK The programme will most likely be published in mid-April. Registration for attendees is free and will open in April. For further information about the conference, please see www.theatre-redefined.org, and ”Theatre ReDefined” Facebook and Instagram profiles. The conference is a part of the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie research project “Redefining the Agency: Post-1989 Crisis of the Czech and Former East German Theatre” (abbreviated as ”Theatre ReDefined”) conducted by the Principal Investigator Dr. Radka Kunderová at the Institute for Theatre Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin.