Senior Lecture in Applied Theatre, Centre for Applied and Performing Arts
, School of Arts and Creative Industries
I lecture in social performance in the Performing Arts Department at UEL. My scholarly work concentrates on performance and cultural politics in particular cultural readings of community, law, housing justice, feminism and instances where they intersect with performance and performance-making.
My primary approach to teaching is embedded in the co-construction of learning with a group facilitating meanings and experiences between peers and the development of critical thinking skills. My precepts are underpinned by skills in pedagogies for performer training and through professional experiences in theatre making, art activism and socially engaged performance. I deliver modules in partnership with the V&A Museum developing community-based creative research investigations with students. https://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/projects/performing-porcelain
Core Fields of Teaching
- Contemporary theatre’s relationships to the political and urban.
- Cultural politics: theatre’s relationship to economy, geography, property and policy.
- Art activism/ art interventions
- Socially engaged performance
- Theatre and performance theory
- Research methodologies in particular cultural materialism, practice as research and inter-disciplinary practices
- Devised performance: methodologies, forms, adaptations
- Pedagogies and histories of performance training