29th April - 1st May 2013, Marlowe Studio (Canterbury)
Thanks to AHRC funding I conceived, curated and produced this three-day, pick and mix programme of workshops, talks and discussions. It showcased the latest research and practice by staff members from the University of Kent’s Drama Department; its first ever Public Engagement event.
The topics covered included, amongst others: musicality, physical theatre training, archival research on WWI theatre, stand-up comedy, immersive/interactive performance... The sessions were led by: Dr. Frank Camilleri, Dr. Rosie Klich and Krysta Dennis, Dr. Duška Radosavljevic, Laura Jane Dean, Dr. Oliver Double, dance company StevensonThompson, Prof. Nicola Shaughnessy and Dr. Melissa Trimingham (Imagining Autism), Prof. Robert Shaughnessy, Dr. David Roesner, Dr. Helen Brooks, and Prof. Paul Allain.
"An excellent programme accessible and surprising, with a high quality of delivery across the programme." (audience member)
"I thought that the facilitators and organisers of the event did a first class job. They were all very approachable and from the moment I arrived Pablo put me at ease, creating opportunities for me to network with individuals that he thought would be good contacts. What came across very clearly was the organiser's genuine enthusiasm for the event." (audience member)