Current Position

Lecturer. Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, September 2017-

Teaching Responsibilities:

Module Year Coordinator MFA Programme

Module Year Coordinator MA Languages of Practice 

BA and MA dissertation supervision

Research Responsibilities:

Convening participatory research events for early career lecturers

Contributing to the college’s overall research strategy and agenda

Additional Responsibilities:

Academic Board member representing the postgraduate school

Research Committee member

Internal academic assessor on validation panels for new MA programmes

Coordinating assessment processes and managing pedagogical resources and student placements with the college’s international partner arthaus.berlin 

External Responsibilities:

Steering Committee Member, Hydrocracker Theatre Company

Academic Advisor on MA Programme Approval Panel, University of Chichester (December 2023)

Relevant Former Positions

Artist in Residence & Lecturer. City, University of London, MA/MSc Library and Information Science, September 2017-September 2021

Senior Tutor (convener). Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, MA Creative Producing: Cultural Ecology, August 2019-January 2020

Visiting Lecturer (convener). MA/MFA Contemporary Performance Practices, University of East London, January-April 2019

Visiting Lecturer (convener). MA/MFA Actor and Performer Training: Final Independent Project, University of East London, June-October 2018 

Research Associate. ZU-UK Theatre and Digital Arts Company, January 2017-July 2018

Research Assistant. Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, October 2014 -October 2018

Research Assistant. CEDAR Project. University of East London, June 2010-February 2011

Visiting Lecturer (convener). University of East London, BA and MA/MFA Theatre (various programmes), February 2010-October 2011

Qualifications 

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, October 2020-October 2022

University of Lincoln. PhD in Drama, October 2011-February 2015

Higher Education Academy. FHEA, April 2012

University of Exeter. MA in Theatre Practice: Distinction, October 2008-July 2009

University of Exeter. BA (Hons) in Drama: First, October 2003-July 2006

Events

Convener. Gaming Democracy. Symposium Series. Rose Bruford College and University of East London (online), 13 April-14 June 2022

Convener. DocPerform: Internet Theatre. Symposium. City, University of London (online), 16 February 2021

Convener. DocPerform 4: Curating Immersive Documents. Symposium as part of the DHRA Annual Conference: Situating Digital Curation: Locating Creative Practice and Research between Digital Humanities and the Arts. University of Salford (online), 6 September 2020

Convener. DocPerform 3: Postdigital. Symposium. City, University of London, 16 May 2019

Convener. DocPerform 2: New Technologies. Symposium. City, University of London, 6-7 November 2017

Convener. DocPerform: The Future of Documents. Symposium. City, University of London, 31 October 2016

Artist (with Tracing the Pathway). PSi 21: Fluid States North – Performances of Unknowing. Telematic Conference. Kuntsmuseum, Nuuk, 18-21 June 2015

Artist (with Tracing the Pathway). LAPSody 2015: Emergent, Emergence, Emergency. Festival. University of the Arts, Helsinki, 27-30 May 2015

Artist (with Tracing the Pathway). Performing the Archive: Body Site Encounter.  Workshop. University of Bristol, 2-3 February 2013

Artist (with Tracing the Pathway). Performing the Archive: Body Site Encounter. Workshop. University of Aberystwyth, 10-11 November 2012

Curator (with ZU-UK Theatre and Digital Arts company). The Audience as Document. Performance Exhibition. Oi Futuro Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10 September 2011

Curator (with ZU-UK Theatre and Digital Arts company). The Audience as Document. Performance Exhibition. Summerhall, Edinburgh, 8-26 August 2011

Curator (with ZU-UK Theatre and Digital Arts company). The Audience as Document. Performance Exhibition. UEL IPAD Centre, London, 20 April 2011

Curator (with ZU-UK Theatre and Digital Arts company). The Audience as Document. Performance Exhibition. V&A Museum, London, 25 March 2011

Publications

Book Chapters

Hacking the Archives: The 2012 Olympic Legacy, Fun Palaces and Game Theatre. In Fryer, P. and Jones, N. (eds). Clive Barker and his Legacy: Theatre Workshop, Theatre Games. London: Methuen, 2022

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Internet Theatre and the Historical Consciousness of the Covid-19 Era (journal article). International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 18 (1), 2021

Networked Audience Participation: The Futurity of Post-Brexit Democracy in One Day, Maybe and Operation Black Antler (journal article). Studies in Theatre and Performance. Performance and The Right: Strategies and Subterfuges, 41 (1), 2021

The Post-Immersive Manifesto (journal article co-authored with Jorge Lopes Ramos, Persis Jadé Maravala and Bart Simon).  International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. Affiliated Issue TaPRA Performance and New Technologies Working Group: Inclusive Intermedialities, 16 (2), 2020

Crisis Acting in The Destroyed Room (journal article). Performance Research. Staging the Wreckage, 24 (5), 2019 

Is the World After All Just a Dream? (co-authored with Lyn Robinson). Proceedings from the Document Academy, 5 (1), 2018 

Good Night, Sleep Tight (Remix) (co-authored with Jorge Lopes Ramos and Persis Jadé Maravala).  International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. Performance and VR Practice; New Work for New Environments, 14 (2), 2018 

Poor Traces of the Room: The Live Archive at the Library (co-authored with Anna Makrzanowska). Performance Research. On Libraries, 22 (2), 2017 

The Beckett Collection at the University of Reading. Stanislavski Studies, 4 (3), 2016 

Stanislavski on Stage: The Benedetti Legacy. Stanislavski Studies, 3 (2), 2015 

The Archive is Present. Desearch, 3, 2013

Reports

Body Brain Bingo Evaluation: A Practice as Research Project Investigating Interdisciplinary Collaborations Between Academics, Artists and Activists Towards Projects Addressing Mental Health and Well-Being (co-authored with Jorge Lopes Ramos, Clare Qualmann and Persis Jadé Maravala). Available from:https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/sites/culture/files/brain_body_bingo_evaluation.pdf, 2018

Mad Blud: A London Story (co-authored with Dominic Hingorani). Submitted to Theatre Royal Stratford East and the University of East London, 2011

Performing the Archive: Considering the Performing Arts Archive as a Tool and Provocation for Theatre Practice (research report). Submitted to JISC, 2011  

Book Reviews

Performing Left Populism: Performance, Politics and the People. Theatre Journal. Submitted 13 October 2023

Theater in a Post-Truth World: Texts, Politics, and Performance. Contemporary Theatre Review. Accepted 8 September 2023

Theater of Lockdown: Digital and Distanced Performance in a Time of Pandemic. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 19 (1), 2023

Documenting Performance: The Contexts & Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. Affiliated Issue TaPRA Performance and New Technologies Working Group: Inclusive Intermedialities, 16 (2), 2020

Imagined Theatres: Writings for a Theoretical Stage. Drama Research 8 (1), 2018

Encounters with the Russian Avant-Garde. Stanislavski Studies 5 (2), 2017

Dramaturging Personal Narratives: Who Am I and Where is Here? Stanislavski Studies 4 (1), 2016

Other Media

Turning Political Violence into Entertainment in Hate Radio. HowlRound Theatre Commons. https://howlround.com/turning-political-violence-entertainment-hate-radio, 27 July 2023

Hate Speech Allowed at the Battle of Ideas. Yorkshire Bylines. https://yorkshirebylines.co.uk/society/hate-speech-allowed-at-the-battle-of-ideas/, 14 April 2023

How Javaad Alipoor’s Fourth World Trilogy Disrupts What We Think We Understand About History, Politics, and the Internet. HowlRound Theatre Commons. https://howlround.com/how-javaad-alipoors-fourth-world-trilogy-disrupts-what-we-think-we-understand-about-history, 14 March 2023

Reality Theatre. International Arts Manager, 13 (8) https://internationalartsmanager.com/reality-theatre/, 7 August 2017

ZU-UK’s Directors on Artistic Leadership Post-Brexit. Theatre Bubble, https://www.theatrebubble.com/2017/04/zu-uks-directors-artistic-leadership-post-brexit/, April 5 2017

Peer Reviewer

International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, October 2023

Contemporary Theatre Review, June 2023

AHRC Doctoral Partnership Award, November 2022

International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, August 2022

Finnish Theatre Research Society, July 2022

International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, January 2022

Palgrave Macmillan, March 2021

Conference Papers

Dreams of a Fourth World: Performance After Capitalism in the Work of Javaad Alipoor and Tim Crouch. TaPRA Annual Conference. University of Leeds, 30 August-1 September 2023 

The Gaming Democracy Project: Virtual Democracy in the Age of Fascism IRL (In Real Life). From the Holodeck to the Metaverse: Interactive Speculative Narratives. Online, mixed reality, performing arts projects representing complex issues, addressing personal health and speculating about the future.  Innovation Center of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, 10-12 November 2022

From Corporeal Flesh to Bio-Techno Hybrids: Internet Theatre and the Historical Consciousness of the Covid-19 Crisis. Changing Perspectives on Live Performance. Anglia Ruskin University (online), 8-9 October 2021

Internet Theatre: A Postmedia Analysis of To Be A Machine and Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran. IFTR Galway: Theatre Ecologies: Environment, Sustainability and Politics. University of Galway (online), 12-16 July 2021

Documenting Internet Theatre. Staging Viral Theatres. Viral Theatres Project, Free University, and the Humboldt University Berlin (online), 1 July 2021

Immersive Perspectivalism: Theatre in the Information Age. Zip-Scene. Analogue and Digital Immersive Spaces: Interactive Narratives – the Future of Storytelling and Immersion in Mixed Reality Mediums and Performing Arts. Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, 10-12 November 2019

Immersive Perspectivalism: Theatre in the Information Age. Digital Performance and Documentation: Archives of Liveness and Absence. University of Galway, 24 October 2019

Communities of Crisis: Digital Spaces, Crisis Acting and Media Wreckage in The Destroyed Room.  DRHA: Radical Immersions. Navigating between Virtual/Physical Environments and Information Bubbles. Watermans Arts Centre, 8-10 September 2019

Trans-Participation in the Infosphere. DocPerform 3: Postdigital. City, University of London, 16 May 2019

Towards a Post Immersive Manifesto. TaPRA: Immersive and Interactive Technologies and Live Performance VR/MR/AR Practices. University of South Wales, 6 April 2019

Invisible Spectacles. Critical Care: Audience in Immersive, Interactive and One-on-One Performance. London South Bank University, 31 March 2018

The DocPerform Project. Performance and Culture: Cities, Embodiments, Technologies. University of Malta, 7-9 March 2018

Secret Cinema and Hybridised Dystopias. TaPRA Annual Conference. University of Bristol, 5-7 September 2016

What is a Real Document, Anyway? 21 Century Research and Performance. University of Malta, 9-11 March 2016

Keeping Research Live. Intersections: Performance (…) Research. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 14-15 January 2016

The Live Has a Legacy. TaPRA: People and Processes: Behind the Scenes of Theatre and Performance. University of Manchester, 7 February 2015

Reimagining the Future Cityscape: How the Archive can Shatter the Olympic Dream. TaPRA Annual Conference. Royal Holloway, University of London, 3-5 September 2014

The Future of the Ruin. TaPRA Annual Conference. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 4-6 September 2013

Encounters with Site, Memory, and Performance: A Structured Discussion of Tracing the Pathway’s Methodology. Performing Documents. University of Bristol, 12-14 April 2013

Creating a Continuity of Performance Presence in the Archive. On Performativity. University of Wolverhampton, 14-15 June 2012

Navigating Kane’s City: Speakers in Crave as Fragments of Memory. Sarah Kane Symposium. University of Lincoln, 24 March 2012

Remembering the Past to Create the Future: The Audience as Document. Creative Exchanges: Performing Research. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 19-20 January 2012