Helen Eastman

Artistic Associate
PhD, Kings College, London
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at Oxford University

Dr. Helen Eastman trained as a theatre director at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, after graduating from Oxford in Classics and English. She works as a director and playwright at theatres throughout the UK and internationally. Highlights include Seamus Heaney's Cure at Troy at the Delphi International Festival, Fair at Trafalgar Studios, Dido and Aeneas for ETO and the European tour of Cloudcuckooland. She has written the libretto for a number of opera commissions, and is currently writing an opera about the suffragettes for W11. She is Associate Artist of the APGRD at Oxford University and director of the Cambridge Greek Play. She founded the Live Canon Ensemble seven years ago. Her doctorate is from King's College London, where she studied dialect verse translations of ancient plays.

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Virtual Roundtables, Janis Sarra, 2021

Janis Sarra
Time for Hope: Developing Innovative Ideas for a Net Zero Carbon Economy in the Post-Pandemic Period

Past efforts to address climate change have been sluggish, but global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate capacity to quickly transform social, environmental, and financial structures around the world. We have witnessed the benefits of government cooperation, business adaptation, and individual action. As the pandemic slows and basic human needs are met, attention will shift to economic recovery. If recovery fails to align with Canada and the world’s commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, we likely will face devastating socioeconomic impacts from climate change. Yet there is opportunity to bring climate into the dialogue and ensure that investments support rather than erode our ability to address climate change. This virtual international research roundtable (e-IRR) will develop ideas for governance, decarbonization, and protection of ecosystems going forward. It includes original works of performative and visual art to inspire innovative thinking. We will develop policy recommendations to send to governments and business organizations.

Time for Hope - Webinar Series recorded on September 16 - 18, 2020
Time for Hope - Virtual Choir performance, directed by Dr. Helen Eastman, original music by Alex Silverman

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