Emma Heron: In Search of Utopia: Feminist Theatre Praxis as Critical Pedagogy, Mrs Pankhurst’s Players, a Case Study

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Last event: Thursday 5 September 2019 at 3.15pm

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Emma Heron is a Senior Lecturer in Drama at Edge Hill University and Artistic Director of Mrs Pankhurst’s Players. Emma is also co-Artistic Director of Theatr Gadair Ddu.

Reflecting on their first year as a theatre company, students from Edge Hill University’s feminist theatre collective, Mrs. Pankhurst’s Players present their perspectives on Freire’s proposal for educational utopia, including their decision-making process and their creation of ‘cake days’, a form of culture circle used by the collective to establish their artistic, political and educational priorities.

Created against the backdrop of #MeToo and ERA 50:50, the Player’s first production was a revival of the suffragette play Votes for Women! by Elizabeth Robins, performed as part of Edge Hill University’s Festival of Ideas in June 2018 to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Actresses Franchise League

Certificate:

16+

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