Creating a feeling for change: theatre and the arts in the information society.
Associate Professor: Elspeth Tilley
In this world of information overload, do we need to make more space for artistic engagements with the issues that matter? Can theatre provoke new thinking on social justice, inequality, poverty, climate change and other big challenges of our time?
Award-winning playwright and researcher in creative communication and creative activism Dr Tilley shares insights from performance-based projects she’s pioneered, including Climate Change Theatre Action, Te Hā Tangata: Human Library on Homelessness, and JustUs (about youth justice).
She will discuss how these projects not only inform but also take audiences and participants on an emotional journey that can lead to profound changes in attitudes and even behaviour.