ADSA CONFERENCE 2021
PERFORMERS, MAKERS, METHODOLOGIES
CRAFTING CONDITIONS FOR DECENTRING SCHOLARSHIP AND PEDAGOGY IN DRAMA, THEATRE, PERFORMANCE STUDIES AND DANCE
A SUMMER’S END
THURSDAY 2ND DECEMBER
NZ – 8pm | VIC/NSW/TAS – 6pm | SA – 5.30pm | QLD – 5pm
NT – 4.30pm | WA – 3pm
Created and performed by Katy Newell
This performance is the outcome of my Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours (Drama). It considers the use of ritual within devised theatre as an approach to exploring personal stories. In doing this, it subverts the culture of private trauma, and acknowledges it as a universal experience, ultimately seeking to find the strength and beauty in grief and loss.
Katy Newell is an emerging devised theatre maker and writer. She is the co-founder of BARK Theatre Company and has worked with youth-based theatre company Nobody’s Fool, helping to devise performances centred around personal growth, identity and community. Drawing from lived experience, nature and everyday routines, her practice engages with the role of ritual in promoting self-realisation and growth. Her work aims to inspire new perspectives of, and appreciation for, life in the face of loss, adversity and trauma.