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Cultural events, Drama, Dance and Performance, Festivals, Season of Bangla Drama, Workshops and activities
Saturday 21st November 2020 (14:15-15:15)
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What have we learned as we’ve migrated Season of Bangla Drama 2020 into the unique blend of recorded performance and online conversation that has been Home Seasoning?

 All participating groups and friends are invited to this Zoom event where the SBD Festival community will share insights and experiences that might never have come to light without the challenges we have faced - and embraced! - in 2020.


Sudip Chakroborthy teaches at the Department of Theatre and Performance at the University of Dhaka and currently studying PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is actively involved with numerous national and international theatre creations, workshops, seminars and festivals including India, Bhutan, South Korea, Iran, France, England, Scotland, Wales, US and Canada. Sudip has contributed to the workshops and masterclasses for the UK Bangladeshi diaspora community theatre makers in co-operation with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets since 2013.

 Tony Cealy is an arts practitioner, agitator and creative producer who makes work designed to engage the public in issues that are important for social change.  His work is often focused on behavioural change, developing pro-social skills, increasing self-esteem and greater self-awareness with people at risk. This includes theatre and digital video projects in prisons as well as production of cross artform projects that span the divide between prison and the wider public. In addition to teaching he often guest lectures at Central School of Speech and Drama, Goldsmiths, Bristol, Leicester and Birmingham Universities.

Ali Campbell is Professor of Applied Performance Practice at Queen Mary, University of London and has mentored A Season of Bangla Drama on CPD for nearly ten years. He is a leading international interpreter of the work of his own teacher, the legendary Brazilian director and activist Augusto Boal. Ali's grassroots work adapting and sharing the techniques of Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed has led him to collaborate and train with marginal communities worldwide for over thirty years. In 2018 Ali was made a Companion of Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) by Sir Paul McCartney.