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The S Word:
Stanislavsky and (Dis)ability

Webinar March 2021



Ann Stocking, Member of SAG AFTRA and Actors Equity Association
"Would Stanislavsky have trained a person with a disability? Prejudice and ableism in modern actor training"

Bella Merlin, Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production, University of California, Riverside
"‘Throwing my money in the fire’: Addressing unconscious bias in psychophysical actor training"

Daron Oram, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
"Psychological, psychophysical, and physical: Neurodivergent translations and Stanislavski"

Kaite O’Reilly, Independent playwright and dramaturg
"Un/Conscious bias and the atypical actor’s body"

Kathy Dacre, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance UK
"Stanislavsky and accessible performance" 



Stefan Aquilina, Director, School of Performing Arts, University of Malta

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