Feminist Performance Creation, Digital Storytelling, and the City
This event is presented in collaboration with the Institute for Urban Futures, the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, and Concordia's 4TH SPACE, and features the research and creation of freelance director Anna Birch and her company Fragments & Monuments.
Birch’s performance research combines her scholarly research and professional expertise as a theatre and film director. Moving beyond the theatre building, she has created a ‘living monuments’ dramaturgical method to both search out and reveal hidden and often neglected feminist biographies and histories.
She researched her method through site-specific performance and films about the life of early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft to show how this use of multimedia provides an essential link to the performativity of particular feminist achievements through history.
Birch applies this template to her current performance research on women’s suffrage drama and her large-scale public performance March of Women and short film, MARCH — both in partnership with Glasgow Women's Library — to document this public facing and socially engaged work.