Deadline: Thursday 13 April 2017
The science laboratory is the place of experiment, of data collection and collation, of breaking new ground and making new discoveries, and of testing, refuting, evidencing and progressing ideas, technologies and disciplines. It’s thought to be the site of ingenuity, creativity and curiosity, in positive and negative terms. It’s imagined as both controlled and unfettered, progressive and cataclysmic, rational and wild. In popular culture, at least, it’s often depicted as a deeply troubled and troubling place, where dark desires and aspirations are released. At this conference, we want to explore performance of and in the science lab, alongside performance as a laboratory. Through both practice and scholarship, we will ask how theatre and performance might extend our thinking about, access to and understanding of the lab, and the wider context of science and scientific research. We invite papers and presentations on topics that might include, but are not limited to:
Please note: only one proposal may be submitted for a TaPRA event. It is not permitted to submit multiple proposals or submit the same proposal to several Calls for Participation. All presenters must be TaPRA members, i.e. registered for the event; this includes presentations given by Skype or other media broadcast even where the presenter may not physically attend the event venue.