Making Multilingual Theatre – A Symposium - Birmingham Rep
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A day of panel discussions and demonstrations exploring experiences of multilingual theatre, including a performance of Orange Polar Bear (option to include lunch). 

9.30am - 5pm

Registration and refreshments 
10:00 - 11:30
Session 1: Multilingual Theatre-making Case Studies 

To include contributions from artistic directors of Two Destination Language (Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie), artistic director of Sputnik Theatre (Noah Birksted-Breen) and associate UK rap and hip-hop artists, Lady Sanity and Stanza Divan followed by Q&A chaired by Professor Rajinder Dudrah (BCU and Creative Multilingualism). 
11:45 - 12:45
Session 2: Hanyong's Multilingual Theatre Past 

A lecture demonstration by Peter Wynne-Willson (Applied Performance course director at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and director of Orange Polar Bear) exploring Hanyong Theatre Company's previous multilingual co-productions such as Nori, The Bridge and Looking For Yoghurt.
Performance of Orange Polar Bear

15:30 - 16:45
Session 3: Discussion with Cast & Creatives of Orange Polar Bear

Chaired by Tessa Walker (Associate Director, Birmingham Repertory ) with cast and creatives of Orange Polar Bear including writers Evan Placey and Ko, Sun-Duck; director Peter Wynne-Willson; producers Kim, Misun and Judy Owen; Assistant Director Moon, Sae-mi; and Director of the National Theater Company of Korea's Young People's Research Centre Kim, Sung-je. 

Post-symposium: opportunity to continue conversations front-of-house.
Afterwards: optional Korean meal in city centre (not included in ticket price - further information to follow)

This symposium is co-convened by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham
City University; the Multilingual Performance Project, Creative Multilingualism; and the
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, with support from
The REP and Arts Council England.

Images: Minju Kim (Jiyoung) and Rasaq Kukoyi (William). Photo: Sung-yong Jang & Won-gyun Jung. (c) NTCK

Ticket Information

Symposium, ticket & lunch £40
Symposium & ticket £30

Symposium, ticket & lunch £25
Symposium & ticket £15

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