Theatre and the Archive


Theatre and Archive 

Friday 17 February 2023, 12:30pm - 15.00pm

Amersi Lecture Room, Staircase XI, Brasenose College 

All are welcome


The Reimagining Performance Network is pleased to host an afternoon of talks and discussion on the topic of 'Theatre and the Archive’.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Ulla Kallenbach from the University of Bergen, who will open the session by sharing her research on 'Transnational traces in the material and digital archive’.

Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens from the acclaimed Breach Theatre will speak next about their new production After the Act, a documentary musical about the last 20 years since the repeal of the Section 28 law which prohibited the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality in schools.

For the last hour, there will be a roundtable discussion to consider how archival materials have informed, enriched or challenged research.

The panel will feature Oxford faculty members Emma Smith, David Taylor, Sos Eltis, Tom Kuhn and Rebecca Beasley


All are welcome - Faculty members, students, and general theatre enthusiasts! A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Tzen Sam at if you are attending.

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