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Editorial Note: Changing World/Changing Theatre
Savas Patsalidis, Editor-in-Chief

Special Topic

Unstable Grounds: Reconfigurations of Performance and Politics
Guest Editors: Gigi Argyropoulou and Stefanie Sachsenmaier

Editors’ Note
Gigi Argyropoulou and Stefanie Sachsenmaier

Mutations in Crisis: Generic Engineering in Contemporary Southeast Asian Dance
Aparna R Nambiar

The Self-Immolation of David Buckel: Towards a Postdramatic Activism
Victoria Scrimer

Hybrid Nativism and Postcolonial Subjectivity in the Work of Hong Kong Choreographer Helen Lai
Chen Ya-Ping

Black Privilege in the Black Box: Mamela Nyamza’s Choreographic Resistance
Rainy Demerson

The Fall of Greatness: Toward an Aesthetics of Co-(re)production
Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt

Unstable Histories: Repertoires of Memory and the Making of Public Spheres in Contemporary Greece
Philip Hager

Challenging Settler Colonial Choreographies During COVID-19: Acosia Red Elk’s Powwow Yoga
Tria Blu Wakpa

Lin Hwai-min’s Water Stains on the Wall: A Cosmopolitical Perspective
Kin-Yan Szeto

Destabilizing Impersonation, Cleaving Gender Non-conformity: Akshayambara and Lady Anandi
Supraja R

Theatre Strike for Climate: Lending a Voice to Nature in Tribunal Theatre
Steff Nellis

Ethical Shadows and the Political Subject
Natassa Siouzouli

Contexts, Traces, Inspiration: Three Statements of Working Principles from the Former Yugoslav Space
Alexandra Baybutt

Rehearsing “Karen”: The Dramaturgy and Politics of Cross-cultural Digital Theatre
CHENG​ Nien Yuan

“We’re all part of the same collective, we just haven’t quite figured that out yet”: Dramaturgies of Participation in The People’s Palace of Possibility
Frances Babbage, Malaika Cunningham, Zelda Hannay, Joseph Houlders

Movement through Disorientation: The De-stress through Movement Activity Pack Created for Music in Detention
Jane Munro

I Dance for the Dead
The Blue and Black in the Pacific: A Eulogy for Teresia Teaiwa
Ojeya Cruz Bank

Performance and Politics in a Time of Confinement: Virtual Stages between South Africa and African America
Loren Kruger


Editor: Yana Meerzon (Canada)

Playful Learning in Actor Training: The Impact of COVID-19 on Spontaneity and Intuition
Anna McNamara

Reimagining Production Pedagogy in Response to COVID-19: A New Pedagogical Model for Creating Virtual Online Performance
Tessa Rixon, Anthony Brumpton, Carly O’Neill

Applied Drama for Education and Social Change in Nigeria
Mnena Abuku

Transnational Subjectivities of Arab Artists in Europe
Ruba Totah

“I’m a Pretty Squid, Mama”: The Ongoing Self-Referential Legacy of Gypsy
Michael Schwartz

You’re Invited to a Party: Three Women’s Autobiographical Plays in a Festival Context
Shelley Scott

Le metteur en scène face au défi de l’exil
Georges Banu

La résilience des pratiques de théâtralité à travers les âges : exemples du bassin linguistique arabe et du Maroc
Baker Saddiki

National Reports

Editor: Savas Patsalidis (Greece)

Creating In-between Times and Identities: Expressions of Contemporary Theatre in Guatemala
Regina Solis Miranda and Luis Antonio Morales Rodríguez

Hands-on and Group Work: Online Theatre Criticism in Brazil
Daniele Avila Small

The Night Before Christmas
John Elsom


Editor: Savas Patsalidis (Greece)

Gender Equality and Diversity in European Theatres: Interview with Heidi Wiley
by Elizabeth Sakellaridou

Krytyczki as Activists: On Theatre Criticism, Affect, Objectivism and #MeToo in Polish Drama Schools: Interview with Monika Kwaśniewska
by Kasia Lech

Curating as Placing Stones to be Picked up: Interview with Anne-Cécile Sibué-Birkeland
by Anette Therese Pettersen

Crucial Collaboration in International Networks: Interview with Sarah Melin
by Theresa Bener

All my Life I Have Sought Freedom: Interview with Zoltán Balázs
by Tamara Susoi

Mexican avant-garde: Interviews with Jorge Vargas and Gabino Rodriguez
by Steve Capra

A Chronicle of China’s Pandemic Theatre: The Word from Nine Theatre Artists
by Lissa Tyler Renaud

Performance Reviews

Editor: Matti Linnavuori (Finland)

The Ritual of Killing Fascists: Theatre and Sacrifice
Rui Pina Coelho

Who Are the Hypocrites? Molière in the Know
Aikaterini Delikonstantinidou

Une dénonciation astucieuse de l’islam radical
Selim Lander

Drive-In Theatre: The World at Oakland’s Beaux-Arts Train Station
Lissa Tyler Renaud

Loud Voices from the Heart of Europe
Christine Matvienko

Weighing Everyday Adventure against Suicide
Matti Linnavuori

Book Reviews

Editor: Don Rubin (Canada)

Contemporary Latvian Theatre, A Decade Bookazine
Matti Linnavuori

Latinx Reception of Greek Tragic Myth: Healing (and) Radical Politics
Guillermo Avilís-Rodríguez

Lagarce, une vie de théâtre
Selim Lander

Studying Robert Lepage: A Micro Industry
Mark Fisher

Dancers, Artists, Lovers: Ballets Suédois 1920–1925
Anna Ângström

Thalia Prize

Editor: Savas Patsalidis (Greece)

Tadashi Suzuki’s Globally Local Theatre
Savas Patsalidis

Tadashi Suzuki and the Thalia Prize
Margareta Sörenson

Laudation for Tadashi Suzuki’s Thalia Prize
Anne Bogart

For the Future of Theatre
Tadashi Suzuki

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