Performing Arts: What's next for Queer Performance

Performing Arts: What's next for Queer Performance

‘What’s Next for Queer Performance?’ was a public discussion event programmed as part of Glasgay!, Scotland’s annual celebration of LGBT culture. Chaired and curated by Dr Stephen Greer, the event brought together a panel of practitioners to explore the festival’s legacy and – in conversation with an audience of over 170 - look ahead to the future of queer performance. Amidst increasing – but by no means comprehensive – legal and social recognition of LGBT subjects across Europe, who or what might the ‘queer’ in queer performances stand for?

 
The panellists for the evening were Glasgow-based playwright and director John Binnie (whose work first appeared at the festival in 1998), award-winning writer Stef Smith (best known for 2010’s Roadkill, directed by Cora Bissett) and performer, writer and theatre maker Martin O’Connor (whose many collaborations include work with Scottish Opera and Glasgow’s Theatre Royal). The evening was opened with a provocation from Glasgay!’s festival producer, Steven Thomson.

Project partner:

Glasgay!

Academic:

Dr Stephen Greer


To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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