Szabolcs Musca

Szabolcs Musca
UNESCO Chair- Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development

PhD
Board Director: Migrant Dramaturgies Network // Research Associate: University of Bristol & University of Lisbon

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Introduction
As a scholar, dramaturg and curator of collaborative arts and cultural projects, my current work is focused on migrant theatre and human rights, activist aesthetics, transnational and cross-cultural theatre and socially engaged performance. My work was recently awarded the IAS Benjamin Meaker Award from the University of Bristol. I am Board Director for Migrant Dramaturgies Network and Founding Director of New Tides Platform. Member of IFTR, TaPRA, INIT and EASTAP.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - September 2022
University of Bristol
Position
  • Senior Research Fellow
September 2016 - present
University of Lisbon
Position
  • Research Associate
January 2015 - present
New Tides Platform
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
September 2009 - March 2015
University of Bristol
Field of study
  • Theatre and Performance

Publications

Publications (21)
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Panel Discussion, 2 November 2021, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester & Online. What are the strategies and challenges faced by refugee artists today? How can networks foster systemic change? How can we develop new frameworks driven by artistic vision created by refugee artists? This panel discussion brought together refugee artists ad...
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This article looks at dramaturgical practices within a recent visual and immersive migrant theatre and refugee performance initiative that questions both the politics and representations of memory. Drawing on Caroline Williams and Reem Karssli’s recent performance work Now Is The Time to Say Nothing (2018), I examine emerging dramaturgical models t...
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We recently curated and hosted an online Knowledge Café together with LegalAliens Theatre, as a response to the company’s podcast series entitled ‘Things I Am Not’. Our discussion was led by interventions from MDN board members Dr Bernadette Cochrane (University of Queensland, AUS), Dr Katja Krebs (University of Bristol, UK) and Dr Anika Marschall(...
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In the summer of 2017, Szabolcs Musca and Graça P. Corrêa followed the production process of Passajar, an immersive participatory theatre project collaboratively created by four theatre-makers and refugees from Congo, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Zimbabwe. Developed under the curatorship of Portuguese choreographer Madalena Victorino for Festival Todos in...
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This event forms part of a pilot experimental research and performance project that brings together migrant theatre-makers and scholars from theatre, migration & mobility studies, environmental humanities and media studies from Bristol, the South West and London. We explore new forms of migrant representations and performance practices emerging fro...
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This journal issue looks at ethical positions and qualities in artistic processes and aesthetic modalities of migrant representation in contemporary theatre and performance in Europe and beyond. The journal issue is informed by the work of Migrant Dramaturgies Network, an international research network that explores emerging dramaturgies of theatr...
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Programme: https://migrantdramaturgies.tumblr.com/post/181807212992/programme-and-booking-migrations-harbour-europe
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CFP: https://migrantdramaturgies.tumblr.com/post/178945042532/cfp-performing-ethos
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CFP: https://newtidesplatform.org/2015/01/06/call-for-papers/
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This conversation traces the creation of Todos Festival, one of the most important international socially engaged multi-arts festivals in Southern Europe. In dialogue with artistic director, Madalena Victorino, the festival will be portrayed as a space for encounter and performative exploration of difference, linking marginalised migrant and minori...
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Redefining Theatre Communities explores the interplay between contemporary theatre and communities. It considers the aesthetic, social, and cultural aspects of community-conscious theatre-making. While doing so, the volume reflects on recent transformations in structural, textual, and theatrical conventions and traditions, and explores the changing...
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This article is concerned with the European public theatre system’s relationship with migration. Focusing on the Portuguese theatre landscape and especially Lisbon, the essay will map some of the major issues regarding theatre and migration today, identifying both systemic failures and structural and aesthetic shifts in the public theatres’ engagem...
Chapter
This chapter discusses the role of translating communities in the context of international theatre festivals and cross-national theatre collaborations. Drawing on a wide range of examples, it presents these international platforms as shared cultural spaces where national and cultural differences are negotiated and where cultural value systems inter...
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European Journal of Theatre and Performance, No.1; Performing Statelessness in Europe by S.E. Wilmer. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, ISBN 9783319691725 (hardcover); ISBN, 9783319691732 (eBook)
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Aston Elaine and O’Thomas MarkRoyal Court: InternationalBasingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 248 p. £18.99. ISBN: 978-1-137-46182-7. - Volume 32 Issue 1 - Szabolcs Musca
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Wetmore Kevin J. Jr., Liu Siyuan, and Mee Erin B.Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014. 304 p. £17.99. ISBN: 978-1-4081-7718-1. - Volume 31 Issue 2 - Szabolcs Musca

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Projects (2)
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Migrant Dramaturgies Network is a transnational collective of theatre professionals and academics, developed in partnership with New Tides Platform and the Centre for Theatre Studies at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a platform for exchange and knowledge sharing between academics, theatre-makers and organisations involved in migrant theatre on various levels of artistic and cultural creation and development. We aim to explore emerging dramaturgies of theatrical responses to migration in light of recent migration and shifts in global politics and economics. We wish to map new theatrical forms of migrant representation and identify their impacts on national theatre cultures in shaping the perception of migrants and migrant cultures. As a collaborative venture, we are planning to facilitate research meetings, workshops and various outreach programmes together with international partner organisations and theatre-makers in order to bring together academic and practitioners’ perspectives and expand understanding on migration and theatre. https://migrantdramaturgies.tumblr.com/
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Redefining Theatre Communities explores the interplay between contemporary theatre and communities. It considers the aesthetic, social and cultural aspects of community-conscious theatre-making. It also reflects on transformations in structural, textual and theatrical conventions, and explores changing modes of production and spectatorship.