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ADSA 2018: Actors and Acting in the 21st Century

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ADSA 2018 reflects on the multiple challenges experienced by actors past, present and future in context of current innovations, collaboration and forms of training across a wide variety of performances, professional workplaces and environmental conditions.

Actors are required to work in ever-diversifying media arenas including theatre, performance, gaming, radio, film and television, and across a broad range of cultural, professional and industrial communities. Consequently, acting programs are shifting to respond to the industries and professions they serve, whilst also attempting to address a global demand for greater intercultural exchange, renewal of canonical training methods and dramatic material, shifting politics of representations, tightening of financial resources, and championing space for practice-led learning and research within the academy.

In addition, rapid advances in technology and hybrid projects offer new opportunities and pose exciting demands on actors and cause academics and actor educators to reframe their pedagogical approaches to training. Challenges to received ideas of how a performer’s body might look, how an actor might sound, or what an actor might, or might not, represent continue to fuel urgent cultural and scholarly debate. Indeed, the borrowing of the terms ‘actor’ and ‘acting’ by a wide variety of disciplines (after the performative turn) might give acting studies pause for thought.

We are delighted eminent scholars Professor Carol Martin (NYU Tisch) and Professor Martin Puchner (Harvard) will be joining us as keynotes for the conference, along with Christian Penny (Toi Whakaari), celebrated New Zealand actor Jed Bropy, and Dr Matt Hargreave (Northumbria) providing vital provocations and insight into the conference theme: Actors and Acting in the 21st Century.


Please note: tickets for the conference dinner on Thursday 28 June must be purchased as an additional ticket type.

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