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Theatre and Migration: Creative Encounters

Monday,17 April 2017 ¦ 19h• workshop ¦ 21h• public debate

This event explores emerging theatrical responses to migration in light of recent migration and shifts in global politics and economics. We aim to survey new theatrical forms of migrant representation and to talk about possible impacts on national theatre cultures in shaping the perception of non-European migrants and migrant cultures. The event will bring together academic and practitioners’ perspectives and is designed to look at migrant perspectives on the grounds of theatre making, creating a platform where creative practices as well as cultural, theoretical and policy perspectives can meet and be debated.


Led by Fadi Skeiker, Syrian theatre practitioner and scholar (Visiting Associate Professor of Theatre, University of Minho), this practice-led, participatory workshop will use applied theatre techniques to approach topics of exile, refugeedom and asylum in performance. The workshop will use textual and physical elements in an experimental way.

Participants are asked to read the following two articles in advance and to bring a printed copy to the workshop:

workshop reading 1
Download PDF • 180KB

workshop reading 2
Download PDF • 277KB

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Registration via email: Tickets: €10 Duration: 2 hrs Limited spaces available

[public debate]

This panel discussion will focus on modalities of migrant representation in current theatre productions, cultural initiatives, multi-arts projects and editorial practices. The discussion will be opened up to the public in an extended Q&A session as part of the debate.


Fadi Skeiker (University of Minho)

André Amálio (Hotel Europa Theatre)

Ana Bigotte Vieira (IFILNOVA/ IHC /CET,

Szabolcs Musca (University of Lisbon/ New Tides Platform, UK)

[organisers and partners]


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