We are excited to announce that Charlotte McIvor will be speaking at the Fifteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society.
Dr. Charlotte McIvor is a lecturer in drama and theatre studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is the author of Migration and Performance in Contemporary Ireland: Towards A New Interculturalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and the co-editor of Interculturalism and Performance Now: New Directions? (with Jason King, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice (with Siobhan O’Gorman, Carysfort Press, 2015) and Staging Intercultural Ireland: Plays and Practitioner Perspectives (with Matthew Spangler, Cork University Press, 2014). She has published in journals including Theatre Topics, Modern Drama, Irish University Review, Irish Studies Review, and multiple edited volumes on contemporary theatre and performance. Also a director and dramaturge, recent projects in Ireland include directing Frank McGuinness’ adaptation of Sophocles’ Electra (2014) and multiple iterations of the original devised theatre piece 100 Shades of Grey co-created with NUI Galway students addressing issues of sexual consent and assault. In 2016, she co-directed the film adaptation of 100 Shades of Grey as Lucy’s House Party (with Mick Ruane) for the Manuela Riedo Foundation’s secondary school education project on sexual consent in Ireland. She has recently collaborated again with Ruane and NUI Galway students on the production of a new multimedia campaign addressing practical fluency around sexual consent which includes a series of interactive short films released online via 2018/2019. As a member of the Active Consent Research Programme, she is also the co-author of a report along with Dr. Pádraig MacNeela and Dr. Siobhan O’Higgins which details the effectiveness of consent workshops in Irish universities and the role of arts interventions in sexual health education. She is launching a pilot third-level theatre tour of a new version of 100 Shades of Grey as part of the Active Consent programme in autumn 2019.
Register for the 2020 conference here.