‘Postmigrant Theatre from/in Germany’

6th May 2015, 13:30-17:30

50 George Square, Edinburgh, Screening Room

Attendance is Free but ticketed:

posterTo mark Neco Çelik’s visit we are also planning a small afternoon symposium on the subject of ‘Postmigrant Theatre from/in Germany’. This will be open to students, academics, activists and artistic practitioners interested in emerging research in this area.

Registration will be free and small travel bursaries are available to enable interested theatre and performance practitioners from cities and areas near Edinburgh to attend more easily. If you would like to be considered for one of these please fill out the attached form: Practitioner Bursary Form and return it to es237[at] and frauke.matthes[at] by 1st May 2015.

We hope this will be the starting point for establishing several professional and knowledge exchange links related to postmigrant theatre. If you are interested in attending or can’t make it but have questions about the event do get in touch.


13:30 – 14:00   Arrival.

14:00 – 14:15   Frauke Matthes (University of Edinburgh) /Lizzie Stewart (University of St Andrews): Introduction

14:15 – 14.45   Ann-Christine Simke (University of Glasgow): Dramaturgy for a “Post-Migrant” Society?

14:45 – 15: 15  Joseph Twist (University of Manchester): Staging the Sacred: Religiosity and Mise-en-scène in Nathan Messias and Black Virgins directed by Neco Çelik.


15:45 – 16: 15  Jane Wilkinson (University of Leeds): Rewriting(s) in Postmigrant theatre

Short Break

16:30 – 17:30 Open Discussion with all delegates