Wednesday 29th May

Austerity and the Public Role of Drama
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 22 School Ln, Liverpool L1 3BT
Time: 6.00pm (Doors at 5.30pm)
Tickets: £5/£3 (
Students/Over 60s/Unemployed)

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).

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