Performance and challenging stigma

Art Lecture Theatre, Building 877
Victorian College of the Arts
Sturt Street, Southbank

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Jen Rae

T: +61 3 8344 6037

Theatre and performance are increasingly important vehicles of challenging stigma, saying the unsayable, and of advocating for reform. 


Professor Michael Balfour, Griffith University
Stigma, returning military personnel and social health

Associate Professor Bree Hadley, Queensland Institute of Technology
The Social Experiment – Pranks, Political Activism, and Performing Stigma

Professor Stacy Holman Jones and Dr Anne Harris, Monash University
‘Heavier than Air’: Queer Teachers, Performance and Challenging Stigma and Invisibility

Dr Sarah Woodland, Griffith University
Beyond the ‘Aboriginal Reality Show’?: Participatory radio drama with Indigenous women prisoners

Professor Maria Delgado, Director of Research, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Call for Papers

We invite you to submit abstracts for 20 minute presentations/papers. Topics might include - but are not restricted to - performances addressing health, disability, body image, the justice system, torture, ageing, sexuality, refugee rights, racism, equality.

The deadline for submissions is September 19 2016. 

Please email your title, abstract, short bio and affiliation to Include 'stigma CFP' in the subject line.