Staff in the Department of Theatre and Performance
In this section
Sola teaches on African theatre history, postcolonial theatre, culture and performance, and convenes MA World Theatres.
Simonetta Alessandri is a dancer, teacher and choreographer, who uses improvisation as a teaching and research method.
Adam’s research explores decadence and transgression in contemporary performance, as well as immersive theatre
Gail Babb is a theatre maker, producer and lecturer who specialises in participatory arts, devising new work and supporting emerging artists.
Marcus is a queer dance(r)-scholar investigating the relationality of ancient, postmodern, and contemporary performance.
Danny is an award-winning playwright and storyteller, specialising in disability, community and young people’s theatre.
Philippa’s interests are the sociology of the theatre, ensemble companies, and twentieth-century British theatre.
Dr Ray Campbell
Ray teaches and researches stand-up comedy performance and its role in society
Clare Finburgh Delijani
I specialise in French, Francophone and UK theatre, examining how they engage with social, global and climate justice.
Ysabel’s subject area is performance, specialising in acting, voice, presentation and communication skills.
Writer of over thirty plays, Sara writes site-specific plays located in local communities and teaches dramaturgy.
A lecturer, actor, director and playwright, Steven has worked extensively in the UK and USA bringing scripts to life.
Aphrodite’s teaching practice focuses on transferring the knowledge that comes from physical theatre into more conventional forms of acting, encouraging artistic flexibility while preparing students for a wide range of performance genres and future collaborators.
Cass’s specialism is the use of play in actor training and theatre making, exploring the work of Suzanne Bing and Michael Chekhov.
Research includes issues of the body: hysterias and trauma, touch practices, death and dying, performance and medicine
Luis is a specialist in vocal pedagogy and is the Supervising Tutor in Singing Voice Technique.
Gordon’s research has used his own experiences to focus on the relationship between practice and critical reflection.
Dr Fiona Graham is an artist/scholar with research interests in dramaturgy and performance development.
Katja Hilevaara is an artist, researcher and teacher who works in performance, installation and art-writing.
Dr Florian J Seubert
Florian's interests are interdisciplinary and his teaching follows a practice-oriented, hands-on approach when discussing and analysing cultural theory.
Pamela has always been intrigued by disruptive genres of art and considers the theatre to be at its best when it fills this remit.
Acting, Theatre and Performance, Performance Philosophy and Theory, Contemporary Dramaturgy, Directing, Devising
Ben’s research connects modern Irish literature and theatre with its cultural and political history, specialising in W. B. Yeats.
Dafne works and teaches across performance, theatre, dance and martial arts, focusing on the body and power relationships.
Sue has worked extensively in community theatre, focussing on intergenerational and cross-cultural settings.
Graeme Miller is an artist whose work has taken various forms, from performance, installation, video and sound.
Tiziana specialises in African Theatre and representations of race, Blackness and the ‘Other’ in British theatre.
Rachael's research interests are in the intersections between Post-War British Drama, Feminism and Eco- Criticism.
Osita’s research interests are in African theatre and performance, Caribbean theatre and postcolonial theatre.
Dr Vanio Papadelli
Through movement and physical theatre, Vanio's work engages with senses, memory and physical storytelling.
An award-winning composer, Nick specialises in environmental and site based sound and performance.
Dr Owen Parry
Live Art and Performance; Contemporary Art; Digital Networks; Queer, Feminist, Post-colonial Practices; and New Material
Phoebe’s research expertise is on international theatre festivals, rooted in the Sociology of Theatre and Performance.
Alexa is a cross-disciplinary artist who makes work in the margins between theatre, live art and installation.
Bradley Rogers focuses on creative and critical approaches to musical theatre, gender, sexuality, & performance theory.
Catherine’s research focusses on the meeting points between popular art forms, canonical works and the avant-garde.
Göze is a performer, researcher and clown whose research focuses on the philosophy and politics of performer training.
Miles’ specialism is gay camp practice with interests in queerness, gay theatre, historical and drag performance.
Andrea's work and passion hold a focus on facilitating interfaith encounters through theatre, critical pedagogy and youth activism, multi-arts and creative educational approaches.
Mischa's interests include European theatres of the avant-garde; Afro-European cultural politics; historical-theoretical questions of empathy and mimesis; Performance Philosophy; Memory Studies.