SPT UK co-hosts Conference on PERFORMANCE & CONFLICT at the University of Lincoln

Friday 21 & Saturday 22 September 2018


International conference organised by the University of Lincoln and School of Playback Theatre UK.

Principal organisers: Professor Ananda Breed (UoL) and Veronica Needa (SPT UK).


Jo Salas, and Hannah and  Jonathan Fox will all be there, actively exploring immigrant issues, speaking on playback in conflict regions, and reflecting PT-style on the conference proceedings with youth actors.

In a time of accelerated social and political change, this is a chance to focus on what role PT can play

An opportunity to mix with academics of related disciplines, integrating our practice with their theory and research--and for them to get to know us.

This is a two-day conference based on the use of participatory art forms in conflict/post conflict settings, to examine how participatory arts practices might be used to explore some of the nuanced forms of storytelling/performance in contexts when there are often public versus hidden narratives. How might forms be adapted? What new forms might emerge? How can performance contribute to the transformation of conflict?

Jonathan Fox to present Keynote and Professor Tim Prentki, Professor of Theatre for Development at the University of Winchester as Respondent.

Workshops will be facilitated by Hannah Fox, Jonathan Fox, Jo Salas and Dr Luis Campos Sotelo. Participatory film screenings will be chaired by Professor Paul Cooke, principal investigator of the AHRC Changing the Story project. 

Venues: The conference will take place over several venues which include The Blue Room, University of Lincoln and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC).