ADSA CONFERENCE 2021
PERFORMERS, MAKERS, METHODOLOGIES
CRAFTING CONDITIONS FOR DECENTRING SCHOLARSHIP AND PEDAGOGY IN DRAMA, THEATRE, PERFORMANCE STUDIES AND DANCE
Molly Mullen is a senior lecturer in applied theatre with over ten years’ experience producing theatre education, youth theatre and community arts projects in the UK and Aotearoa New Zealand. Her research examines the opportunities and constraints experienced by artists and arts organisations as they work towards social change within particular funding and policy contexts. Her book, Applied Theatre: Economies, examines the ways socially committed theatre makers fund, finance or otherwise resource their work and, in doing so, negotiate tensions between economic, political, aesthetic, pedagogic and ethical values. Molly is currently part of two National Science Challenge projects exploring the potential of the arts to raise public awareness of ecological threats.