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The ‘Not Knowns’: memory, narrative and applied theatre (2017)
Journal Article
Conroy, C., Dickenson, S. J., & Mazzoni, G. (2018). The ‘Not Knowns’: memory, narrative and applied theatre. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 23(1), 56-72. doi:10.1080/13569783.2017.1398641

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an attempt to articulate and explore the relationship between the science of memory and the applied theatre project, The Not Knowns. The project was a collaboration between theatr... Read More

EDITORIAL: Aesthetics and participation … (2015)
Journal Article
Conroy, C. (2015). EDITORIAL: Aesthetics and participation …. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 20(1), (1-11). doi:10.1080/13569783.2014.1000631. ISSN 1356-9783

Does it ever happen that a theoretical perspective is articulated, accepted and then sealed from further debate? There is a process of development, application, critique and assessment. Among other things, scholarly journals offer their communities o... Read More

Paralympic cultures: disability as paradigm (2013)
Journal Article
Conroy, C. (2013). Paralympic cultures: disability as paradigm. Contemporary Theatre Review, 23(4), 519-531. doi:10.1080/10486801.2013.839171

This is an article about the Paralympic Games of summer 2012 and the experience of watching them. It rehearses the use of disability as political and cultural identity in relation to theatre and performance studies. Disability identity is not an iden... Read More

Freaks and not freaks: theatre and the making of crip identity (2012)
Journal Article
Conroy, C. (2012). Freaks and not freaks: theatre and the making of crip identity

ON SOME LEVEL it seems obvious that some disabled actors will want to explore the history of freak show performances. To replicate a performance form that neither performer nor audience have experienced has the frisson of an historical re-enactment.... Read More

Active differences: disability and identity beyond postmodernism (2008)
Journal Article
Conroy, C. (2008). Active differences: disability and identity beyond postmodernism. Contemporary Theatre Review, 18(3), (341-354). doi:10.1080/10486800802123625. ISSN 1048-6801

This article looks at the recent examples of the uses disabled performers have made of freaks. It examines the strategy of linking freaks and disabled political subjects through the discussion of three performances: Graeae and Fittings' production of... Read More