Storytelling in Performance

Dates
2015-2018

Funders
Arts Council of Wales (2015-16)

Research team
Emily Underwood-Lee, David Ambrose (Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival)

Research context
This series of three seminars brings together two major organisations representing storytelling in Wales to explore storytelling in performance.

Research questions
What motivates performance storytellers to make particular choices about what stories they tell?
What are the practical issues when storytellers prepare stories for performance?

Research methods
A series of three performances will be presented, these will be followed by responses and chaired discussions with academics. These seminars will introduce performance storytelling to new audiences and give existing storytelling audiences the chance to consider some of the key questions guiding the development and presentation of stories in performance.

Research findings
ongoing

Research outputs
ongoing

Events

25 November 2015, ATRIUM – Theatre, 5pm
Storytelling in Performance: Sally Pomme Clayton – The White Bear King
Post-show discussion: Sally Pomme Clayton and Michael Carklin

3 February 2016, ATRIUM – Theatre, 5pm
Storytelling in Performance: Dominic Kelly – The Hero Light
Post-show discussion: Dominic Kelly and Dr Alice Entwistle

13 April 2016, ATRIUM – Theatre, 5pm
Storytelling in Performance: Simon Heywood and Shonaleigh – Out of Silence
Post-show discussion: Simon Heywood, Shonaleigh and Prof. Richard Hand

11 October 2017, ATRiuM – CA B218, 5pm
Storytelling in Performance: Robin Williamson – Drawing Newly on the Bardic Heritage of Scotland and Ireland
Post-show discussion: Prof. Joseph Sobol

6 December 2017, ATRiuM – CA B218, 5pm
Storytelling in Performance: Daniel Morden – The Empty Hand
Post-show discussion: Dr Emily Underwood-Lee

31 January 2018, ATRiuM – CA B218, 5pm
Storytelling in Performance: Tamar Eluned Willams
Post-show discussion: Dr Marta Minier