In recent years, there’s been a big increase in performances that have gender and queer themes as their subjects. A development to be warmly welcomed! Particularly because gender-diverse audiences potentially find recognition in them, and because through these performances gender-diverse stories become visible and tangible to a wider audience. But they also come with a responsibility towards audiences. What potential triggers does the performance have, what assumptions are made about the audience, how to actively create a space where people feel safe, how to implement consent and organise aftercare?
We’ll dive into those topics in this workshop on Content Warning. Jenny Wilson (UK) is a theatre professional and researcher and her lecture will give a frame on consent and audiences. Then performance artist Paula Chaves Bonilla shares her research on the topic. Both inputs serve as a starting point to engage in a conversation led by Jenny Wilson.
Aim of the workshop is to share knowledge, to acquire concrete tools and to engage in dialogue about possibilities, desires and complexities. It provides an entry point to put the topic of consent in relation to the public on the agenda within your own organisation and implement it within your context.
The workshop is in English. Participation is on the basis of Pay What You Can (with a minimum of 1,-). You can enter the desired amount by clicking the donation button.