SINAIS DE CENA is a performing arts journal which has issued a call for submissions relating to the theme “Migrant Theatre- Practices of/for resistance and resilience”.
The past decade saw a wealth of migrant theatre and refugee performance initiatives from across Europe, addressing issues of displacement, identity and belonging, social inequalities and legacies of colonialism. Migrant artists and ensembles are at the forefront of decolonising dominant aesthetics, institutional practices, structures and canons – asking us to critically (re)examine our own positions and privileges, to resist established power (in)balances and hierarchies.
The journal says:”This Thematic Dossier of Sinais de Cena invites article submissions that reflect on the artistic practices, activism and collective actions fostered by migrant theatre initiatives after the so called European ‘refugee crisis’ in 2015.
We seek articles that examine artistic and institutional trajectories created by migrant theatre-makers and ensembles to rethink host-guest relations and the social-cultural asymmetries especially in the light of the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic.
How do migrant artists and collectives create or reconfigure spaces for resistance and resilience? What are the artistic and institutional means to address marginalisation and promote an inclusive change on and off stage? What is the role of theatre and performance in nurturing collective recognition and solidarity?
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Aesthetics forged through (political) activism
Artistic and institutional practices and positions of/on inclusivity and diversity
Performances of belonging and non-belonging
Theatre-making and migrant rights
Migrant theatre and protest
Cultural participation and the position of migrant artists
Migrant theatre and shifts in cultural structures and canons”
Find more details and submission guidelines here