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Seminar Tonight: Using Stories to Engage in Research – climate theatre and The Last Hurrah (and The Long Haul)

May 27, 2020

At 6pm (BST) tonight, Rew Lowe (Bath Spa University Senior Lecturer in Acting) and I will be guests of the Creative Corporealities Research Group discussion series, where we will be talking about storytelling for research, and especially our climate theatre project The Last Hurrah (and The Long Haul). From the CCRG facebook post:

The Last Hurrah is a professional theatre company, a practice-based research project investigating how climate change might be communicated to move people to behavioural/political change and a vocational training project which seeks to ‘bridge’ undergraduate and professional experiences in creating new, socially relevant, touring theatre. Over the last three years, students and lecturers from Bath Spa University’s BA Acting, Geography and Theatre, Festival and Event Production programmes have collaborated on researching true stories of how climate change is currently affecting specific communities around the world. The Last Hurrah (and The Long Haul) is, albeit very loosely, based on the story of Kivalina in Northern Alaska.

Rew Lowe is a theatre-maker, director and writer (Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory, Lyric Hammersmith). He’s a Senior Lecturer in Comedy, Devising and Dramaturgy at Bath Spa.

Matt Law is an environmental archaeologist for ‘Geography’ at Bath Spa, teaching climate change, sustainability, Quaternary palaeoecology, GIS and prehistory. He’s Lead Researcher for The Last Hurrah.”
Email me, or comment here, for a link to the talk.
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