Portsmouth will host the world’s largest musical theater conference


The world’s leading university conference celebrating musical theater in all its forms is hosted by the University of Portsmouth this week.

The International Song, Stage and Screen Conference, taking place online from June 29 to July 1, is an annual event where scholars from around the world present their research and lead discussions on musical theater on stage and at the screen.

The theme of this year’s virtual conference is “Pluralities: Performances, Practices and Participatory Cultures”. It will explore a wide range of topics related to the impact of digital innovations on musical theater and performance, audience engagement and artist participation.

The keynote will be delivered by Donatella Galella, associate professor of theater, film and digital production at the University of California, Riverside.

The Song, Stage and Screen conference is closely linked to the academic journal Studies in Musical Theater and papers presented at the conference are often developed into papers for the journal, which is the leading publication in its field.

Thanks to the conference, we are truly world leaders in musical theater scholarships at the University of Portsmouth. It is particularly exciting that he is returning to his roots at Portsmouth this year.

Professor George Burrows, from the School of Art, Design and Performance at the University of Portsmouth, created the conference and the journal. He said: “We are truly world leaders in musical theater scholarships at the University of Portsmouth thanks to the conference. My fellow experts Ben Macpherson and Phoebe Rumsey have designed and planned a fantastic program for this year and it promises to be a very big event. It’s particularly exciting that he’s returning to his roots at Portsmouth this year.

Each day runs from 3pm to 8.30pm and free tickets can be booked at https://uni.port.ac.uk/SongStageandScreen

You can also participate on Zoom – Meeting ID: 898 2240 7125 and access code: 086303

Since holding the inaugural conference, the University has expanded its offerings in musical theater – both in teaching and research. The School of Art, Design and Performance entered the UK Research Excellence Framework for the first time and, together with colleagues from other areas of the Creative and Cultural Industries faculty, returned a set solid results, which were published last month.

The majority of the research has been rated internationally excellent and world leading and the Song, Stage and Screen conference represents Portsmouth’s leadership in musical theater research.

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