When: Friday, May 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
"'I Come From There': International Playwrights at the Royal Court Theatre.”
The Drama Across Borders conference keynote address with Elyse Dodgson, International Director, Royal Court Theatre, London.
Followed by a Q&A session moderated by Patrizia Acerra (International Voices Project, Chicago) and Rebekah Maggor (Cornell University).
As Director of the International Department of the Royal Court Theatre in London, Elyse Dodgson has transformed the landscape of new playwriting and drama in translation in the UK and internationally. She was the first director of the Royal Court International Residency, which she started in 1989 and has produced the Royal Court Young Writers' Festival (1986–91), and more than 30 full productions of new international plays since 1997. Throughout the last twenty years, Ms. Dodgson has coordinated long-term play development projects in many parts of the world including Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Georgia, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, Uganda, and South Africa. Among her many honors are an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to international theatre and young writers overseas.
This keynote address is part of the Drama Across Borders conference, which is free and open to the public. The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts is located at 430 College Ave. in Ithaca.