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    Irish Theatrical Diaspora focuses on Dublin Theatre Festival

    By Noreen Bowden | August 20, 2007

    The Irish Theatrical Diaspora group will hold its 2007 conference in association with the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Irish Theatre Institute.

    The conference will explore the history of the Dublin Theatre Festival in its first five decades, focusing on

    • landmark Irish plays first staged at the DTF
    • visiting companies and productions from abroad that have influenced Irish theatre practice, and
    •  DTF plays and productions that have highlighted social and political issues of their time.

    The conference will be held at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre from 4-5 October.

    Irish Theatrical Diaspora’s purpose is to develop and co-ordinate research on the production and reception of Irish drama in its local, national and international contexts. By “Irish drama” is defined as all theatrical performances within the island of Ireland, and any theatrical performances outside the country involving Irish-born personnel or having substantial Irish content.

    The group’s previous conferences focused on “Irish Theatre on Tour” (in 2004), “Irish Theatre in England” (2005), and “Irish Theatre in America” (2006).  Conference proceedings of all these events have been published or are in process.

    Visit the Irish Theatrical Diaspora website.

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