The Mad Woman in the Arctic
Drama St Mary’s is pleased to host a one-day conference, “The Mad Woman in the Arctic”, exploring mental health as represented in theatre, literature, and the visual arts.
Organized by Kasia Zaremba-Byrne and Dr Michelle Paull, School of Arts and Humanities, the presenters will address topics such as how teaching stand-up comedy to students may help them navigate their complex thoughts and feelings, how puppetry functions to make the internal world external, and the ethical responsibility of performing shows that deal with matter such as suicide.
Alongside keynote speeches from the likes of Alex Byrne of New International Encounter and Rebecca Loukes of RedCape Theatre, there will be panel discussions run by Drama St Mary’s own Patsy Gilbert and Julie Spencer, and a theatrical production of My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice, presented by Dead Rabbits theatre company.
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