Staging Difficult Pasts

Staging Difficult Pasts: Of Narratives, Objects and Public Memory (2018-21)

Maria is part of a team (with Principal Investigator Dr. Bryce Lease at Royal Holloway University of London, fellow Co-Investigator Professor Michal Kobialka of the University of Minesota, and Dr. Cecilia Sosa, postdoctoral researcher at Royal Holloway, working on a three-year AHRC-funded project examining how theatres and museums are currently shaping public memory of difficult pasts through their staging of narratives and objects. Engaging directly with research partners and major cultural institutions, the project is a collaboration among the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance at Royal Holloway, University of London, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, University of Minnesota, Cricoteka, Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor (Kraków), Lluís Pasqual and El Solar (Spain), ESMA Museum and Teatro Cervantes (Buenos Aires), Holocaust Research Institute, Jewish Museum London and the Imperial War Museum. For further details, see

In Memoriam (Dir. Lluís Pasqual, Teatre Lliure, 2018).
Photo: Ros Ribas