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The Tenth Annual Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, Guthrie Theater Minneapolis and University of St Thomas, St Paul. 20-21 September 2013.

Schedule and Abstracts for THE NORTH: Exile, Diaspora, Troubled Performance (Derry June 8-9, 2012) now on the conference website.

Professory Gay McAuley from the Department of Performance Studies at the University of Sydney will be delivering the keynote address at the 2012 ITD Conference in Derry.

THE NORTH: Exile, Diaspora, Troubled Performance
The 9th Annual Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference
School of Creative Arts, University of Ulster, Derry/Londonderry
June 8-9, 2012
See Call for Papers (due Feb 10, 2012)

Two Upcoming Shaw conferences:

G.B. Shaw: Back in Town", University College Dublin, May 29-June 1, 2012.
Download Call for Papers Deadline: 27 January, 2012

Ninth Annual Shaw Symposium: Misalliance & The Millionairess
Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 27-29, 2012 Focus:
Download Call for Papers Deadline: 1 May, 2012

Shakespearian Performance in Ireland, 1660-1904
- A comprehensive, searchable database containing almost three
centuries of Shakespearian theatre in Ireland -
is now online. Please try it out!

Registration is now closed for the
Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, Toronto 2011
April 15-16, 2011
The Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto.

Production History Databases Now Online:
The Internationalization of Irish Drama, 1975-2005 Research Project
has produced three comprehensive production histories in the form of searchable databases. These include:

  • The Dublin Theatre Festival 1957-present
  • Abbey Theatre International Tours 1975-2005
  • Druid Theatre International Tours 1975-2005

Performing Shakespeare in Ireland, 1660-1922
Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway
3-4 September 2010
Conference Announcement

International Shaw Society, 2010 Call for Papers
Summer Shaw Symposium - July 23-25. Shaw Festival Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (Abstracts & Grant applications due April 15)
Fall Shaw Symposium - Oct 22-23. ShawChicago Theatre Company, Chicago (Abstracts & Grant applications due July 1)

2010 Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, 15-16 April, 2010
Manchester Metropolitan University
Early registration deadline: April 12

Workshop for Teachers
Saturday 6 March, 2010 at the Abbey Theatre

Post-doctoral fellowship in Irish Drama
deadline 3 April 2009
Competition now closed.

2009 Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference,
17-18 April 2009
National University of Ireland, Galway

ITD Publication: Interactions: the Dublin Theatre Festival 1957-2007 - available now

ITD Publications: Special Issue of Etudes Irlandaises on French and Irish theatres: influences and interactions.

ITD Publication: Irish Theatre in England and Irish Theatre on Tour now in print

Doctoral Fellowships for IRCHSS Special Project - scheme now closed