About Performance 9: Playing Politics: Performance, Community and Social Change
About Performance 9: Playing Politics: Performance, Community and Social Change
Editors: Paul Dwyer and Gay McAuley
University of Sydney Dept of Performance Studies
ISSN: 1324-6089

Analyses of performance works and descriptions of long-term social and cultural engagement with local communities constitute a sustained reflection on, and critique of, the ways in which the intersections between performance and politics have been conventionally theorised in Performance Studies scholarship.


  • Paul Dwyer "Recasting the Political in Performance: an Introduction to Recent Critical Trends"
  • Peter Snow, Maryrose Casey, Stuart Grant "Do Theories and Events Deliver: a Tripartite Meditation on Social Dramaturgy"
  • Gay McAuley "Unsettled Country: Coming to Terms with the Past"
  • Rand Hazou "Refugee Advocacy and the Theatre of Inclusion"
  • Kerrie Schaefer "Staging Encounters with the Radically Absent(ed): the Politics and Ethics of Performance in Some Recent Examples of UK-Based Art and Theatre About Forced Migration and Asylum"
  • Matt Jennings "Playing Your Role: Identity and Community-Based Performance in Contemporary Northern Ireland"
  • Alexandra Kolb "Theatricalising Terrorism: Johann Kresnik's Ulrike Meinhof and the Red Army Faction"
  • Baz Kershaw "Biopoligraphy"
  • Paul Dwyer and Liza-Mare Syron "Protocols of Engagement: 'Community Cultural Development' Encounters an Urban Aboriginal Experience"
  • Hilary Halba "Creating Images and Telling Stories: Decolonising Performing Arts and Image-Based Research in Aotearoa/New Zealand"
  • Adam J. Ledger "The People of Ritual: Odin Teatret's 'Festuge'"
  • Ian Watson "Fundacja Pogranicza: Performance and the Polish Borderlands"