IFTR Conference Focus on Democracy and Theatre


The International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) will hold a conference in Hyderabad, India, on July 5 to 19, 2015 that will focus on democracy and the theater. The theme of the conference, “Theatre and Performance in African/Caribbean Cultures of Democracy,” is concerned with what  links ideas and practices of democracy to the cultural domain of human life.

The IFTR is currently calling for papers that respond to the wider conference theme with African and Caribbean perspective, for the 2015 meeting of the African and Caribbean Theatre and Performance Working Group of IFTR,. The IFTR invites participants to explore how theatre engages democracy with attention to various historical and culturally specific practices, institutions, notions, principles, etc.

Proposed papers should explore theatre and performance in Africa and the Caribbean as key aspects of the cultural domain in which democracy is defined: as important sites where the scope and meanings of inclusion, marginalization, representation, access, political legitimacy, power, authority, control, censorship, freedom, voice, rights, etc. are contested, negotiated or consolidated within/against the frameworks of beliefs, values, traditions, customs, conventions, and/or protocols.

Visit: http://www.iftr2015hyd.infor more information on the submission process.