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Richard Schechner and Eugenio Barba in Conversation

Thursday, September 7, 11 am EST/4 pm BST (this webinar will last for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes). 

Digital Theatre+ is delighted to invite you to our latest extraordinary webinar, featuring two eminent figures in the world of theatre and performance – professor and practitioner Richard Schechner and the Artistic Director of Odin Teatret Eugenio Barba. 

Professor Richard Schechner and Eugenio Barba will discuss:

  • The pivotal moments and groundbreaking works that shaped their perspectives and practices. 
  • Their unique approaches to actor training, theatre and performance studies, and performance and intercultural exchange.
  • Their speculations on the evolving role of performance in addressing contemporary societal challenges and the future of theatre and performance. 
  • Your burning question which you'll be invited to submit when signing up for the event! 



Simply fill out the form to register for this free online event. Can’t attend this event? Sign up to receive a free recording.

Meet the panel...

Richard Schencher-1

Richard Schechner

Richard Schechner is University Professor Emeritus Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Schechner is a founder of the field of performance studies and the author of the widely used textbook, Performance Studies – An Introduction. Schechner is editor of TDR: The Drama Review (the leading journal in the field of performance studies). He is the editor of the Enactments book series published by Seagull Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press -- up to 2021, 25 books have been published in the Enactments series. Schechner is also editor of the Worlds of Performance Series published by Routledge. He is an advisory editor of the Asian Theatre Journal and the Journal of Ritual Studies.


Eugenio Barba

Eugenio Barba is an Italian theatre director and author, and director of Odin Teatret – a leading organisation in the ‘Third Theatre’ tradition – and the International School of Theatre Anthropology in Denmark. Recognized worldwide for his contributions to theatre, Barba has received numerous honorary doctorates and prestigious awards. In 2020, he co-founded the Fondazione Barba Varley, dedicated to supporting marginalized individuals both within and outside the theatre community. As an artist, scholar, and visionary, Eugenio Barba's enduring legacy lies in his groundbreaking work in multiple facets of theatre culture, using theatre as a powerful trans-cultural tool to foster connections among diverse communities. His dedication to exploring the boundaries of theatre and its impact on society continues to inspire generations of artists and scholars worldwide.