• WoWFEST19 Presents: Austerity and the Public Role of Drama

  • Wed, 29-05-2019 at 18:00
  • Quaker Meeting House Liverpool
    22 School Lane
    L1 3BT Liverpool
WoWFEST19 Presents: Austerity and the Public Role of Drama - Quaker Meeting House Liverpool - Liverpool

WoWFEST19 is thrilled to present 'Austerity and the Public Role of Drama'...Victor Merriman’s Austerity and the Public Role of Drama traces how liberal economics has led to the social catastrophe of Project Austerity. Using examples from Britain, Ireland, Italy, and the US, his manifesto shows explicitly how Drama’s ‘ethical encounters’ may resist a poisonous Deficit Culture, by renewing ways of living-in-common.Victor Merriman is Professor of Critical Performance Studies at Edge Hill University, UK. He is author of Because We Are Poor: Irish Theatre in the 1990s (2011). He was a member of An Chomhairle Ealaíon/Arts Council of Ireland (1993-1998), and chaired the council's Review of Theatre in Ireland (1995-1996).Writing on the Wall invites you to our 20th annual festival, under the theme: 'Where Are We Now? Change is in the air. All that is solid, like the icecaps, is melting into air. Things fall apart - can the centre hold? The rich are getting richer, but otherwise uncertainty is the order of the day; Brexit, climate change, class, feminism, gender, race, populism, fake news, digital surveillance, and more, much more, are changing and challenging all our old conceptions. The stage is now set for WoWFest19 to seek answers to the question...