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Talks Programme

Border Crossings

Talks Programme

Border Crossings runs a programme of talks and debates to complement our productions and to further our exploration of intercultural theatre. Recent speakers have included:

  • Patron Peter Sellars on Radical Theatre, and Theatre and Africa
  • Sir Mark Rylance (pictured) spoke at the Opening Event of Border Crossings' ORIGINS Festival 2017
  • Indian critic and dramaturg Rustom Bharucha on Terror and Performance
  • ORIGINS WRITERS - speakers including US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Natalie Diaz, Kyle Whyte and Jay Griffiths.
  • THE LOCKDOWN DIALOGUES: online talks with speakers including Peter Sellars, Sierra Tasi Baker, Dev Virahsawmy and Oscar Naters.
  • Talks around THE GREAT EXPERIMENT and the history of indenture featured Prof. Samita Sen (Cambridge University), Jatinder Verma (Tara Arts), Gitandjali Pyndiah, Roshni Mooneeram, Janet Steele (Commonwealth Writers), Lainy Malkani, Prof. Catherine Hall (UCL) and Prof. Andrea Major (Leeds University).
  • Iman Aoun of ASHTAR Theatre (Palestine), Ola Johannsen (Middlesex University) and Ahmed Masoud on Theatre and Palestine
  • Dr Emma Cox (Royal Holloway), Zoe Lafferty (Director of Queens of Syria), Kuhel Khalid and Mark Maughan on Theatre and Refugees
  • David Wilson, Jonathan Chadwick and Bayan Shbib on the Arts and Conflict
  • Prof. Graham Harvey (Open University) and Gabe Hughes (Wampanoag scholar) on Indigenous Cultures, speaking at the House of Commons
  • Alick Tipoti and Tristram Besterman on Indigenous Cultures in Museums
  • The Origins Lecture: lecturers have included Prof. Helen Milroy, Prof. Marcia Langton, Winona LaDuke, Fiona Foley, Alanis Obomsawin
  • Benny Wenda on the struggle in West Papua

We also regularly participate in talks and conferences for other organisations.

Check programme pages for forthcoming talks.


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