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Current and Completed Projects

Current Projects

Name

Project Title

Funding

Supervisor(s)

Barnes, Sarah

The Edge of Music: Exploring the boundaries of sound, space and the body in twenty-first century classical music performance

 

 

Bond, Imogen

What is the function of the theatre curtain call for British audiences, and how does it relate to changing ideas of theatre patronage?

 

Aoife Monks

Bower, Julie Rose

This is What a Feminist Sounds Like: Performed Sound Design from Foley to ASMR

 

Martin Welton

Cermak, Andrej Samuel

Slovak and Czech Performance Art from the 1960s to 1989

AHRC

Dominic Johnson

Disman, Adriana

Pathologising Performance: Self-Harm, Performance Art, and Personhood

QMUL

Dominic Johnson and Martin O’Brien

Evans, David

Autobiographic Performances of Madness. How Autobiographic Performances Can Decolonise, Devictimize, and Destigmatise Mental Illness?

 

 

Bridget Escolme

Freedman, Lucy

Criminalisation as Casting: Eroticism and the Theatricalisation of Bourgeois Subjectivity

QMUL

Nicholas Ridout

Gardini, Genna

MS Independent: Writing Womanhood and Multiple Sclerosis

 

Aoife Monks

Hadjiandreou, Alkiviades

Emanuele Balzani: Epistemological shifts in representing artistic practices

 

Dominic Johnson

Harper, Sarah

Inclusion, exclusion and self-censorship : the politics and aesthetics of identity and belonging in applied performance projects in suburbs of Paris and London 

 QMUL

Caoimhe McAvinchey

Hubbard, Wendy

Reading Collaboration: Labour, Community and the Politics of Authorship in Contemporary Theatre

AHRC

 

Jenkins, CJ

 

AHRC

Jen Harvie and Caoimhe McAvinchey

Kijaniza, Tatjana

WT: Empty Actions – Unoccupied Centers. Eastern European Underground Performance Art in the Late Socialist Period  

QMUL

Dominic Johnson and Shane Boyle

Lamden, Gill

How the Dead Do Speak: Contemporary Productions of Early Modern Plays with Ghosts

 

Bridge Escolme

MacKenzie, Danielle

 

 

Maggie Inchley and Mary Richardson

 

Miná, Deborah

 

 

Bridget Escolme

Naish, Carolyn

The Performance of Age, Ageing, Decline and Invisibility, Currently Represented in the Work of Women and LGBT Live Artists, 2010-2023

QMUL

Dominic Johnson

Park, Haeri

A Diagnosis of Capitalism in Caryl Churchill's Dramas since the 1990s

 

Jen Harvie

Perez Rothstein, Pedro Andres

 

British Council Spain

Paul Heritage

Poster-Su, Tobi

 

AHRC

Swati Arora and Martin O’Brien

Schaaf, Olivia

Inside the Outsider: German Independent Music Theatre at the Neuköllner Oper Berlin

AHRC

Shane Boyle

Schulte, Hanife

Another Performance: The Theatre of Differences

 

Nicholas Ridout

Signorelli, Micaela

Contemporary Performance Art in Post Dictatorial Chile

 

Dominic Johnson and Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra

Silva de Jesus, Thiago

 

AHRC

Paul Heritage

Turner, Alicia

 

 

Martin Welton

Simari, Alessanro

Shakespeare's Globes: A History of Shakespearean Theatres from Globe to Globe

QMUL

Bridget Escolme

Stuart, Isabel

Valuing Emotion in Contemporary Feminist Performance

AHRC

Jen Harvie

Tomlin, Karen

The Black Female Masculine: The Conundrum of the Black Female Theatre Director

 

Nicholas Ridout

Vassiliades, Lorna

 

 

Bridget Escolme

Vollenweider, Chloë

 

 

Aoife Monks

Weller, Jeremy

Doubting Thomas: Redemption, Rehabilitation and Self-Documentation in a Contemporary Performance Trilogy

 

Bridget Escolme

Welton, Emma

 

AHRC

Jen Harvie

Completed Projects

Name

Project Title

Year of Award

Funding

Supervisor(s)

Adebayo, Mojisola

Afri-Queer Theatre: Challenging Homophobia, Re/presenting Black Lesbians and Creating Performance Spaces for Black Queer Togetherness 

 

QMUL 

Silverstone, Catherine 

Allwood, Charlie

The Gran Teatre del Liceu and Catalan Culture: History, Representation and Myth

2013

AHRC

Delgado, Maria

Anderson, Joel

Theatre and Performance Photography: Documentation and the "Unlive"

2008

AHRC

Delgado, Maria

Baker, Sylvan

Training UK Cultural Warriors: Youth Leadership Through the Arts

2015

AHRC

Caoimhe MvAvinchey and Paul Heritage

Bartley, Sarah

Art Works: Participatory Practice and (Anti)Work Politics 

 

QMUL/CTR 

Harvie, Jen and McAvinchy, Caoimhe 

Bauer, Una

Post 1990s Dance Theatre and (the Idea of) the Neutral

2011

London

Delgado, Maria

Bell, Charlotte

Social Housing Performed: Community arts interventions in East London

2015

QMUL

 Michael McKinnie

Bennett, Emma

Just Joking: Speech, Performance and Ethics

2017

 

 Nicholas Ridout

Birksted-Breen, Noah

Alternative Voices in an Acquiescent Society: The New Wave of Russian Playwrights

2017

AHRC CDA

Delgado, Maria, and Andreas Schönle

Borsuk, Amy 

Wanting to be Radical: Contemporary ‘Radical’ Shakespeare Theatre Practice 

 

 

Bridget Escolme 

Breden, Simon

Beyond the Playwright: The Creative Process of Els Joglars & Teatro de la Abadia

2009

 

Delgado, Maria

Brodie, Geraldine

Plays in Translation on the London Stage: Visibility, Celebrity, Agency and Collaboration

2012

 

Delgado, Maria and Hermans, Theo

Castelyn, Sarahleigh

South African Dance Theatre: The Body as a Site of Struggle

2009

AHRC

 Jen Harvie

Ceraolo, Francesco

The Aesthetics of the Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk from Appia to Postdramatic Theatre

2012

 

 Nicholas Ridout

Church, Lewis

Hating Discipline: The Polymath and the Academy

2017

QMUL

Johnson, Dominic 

Curtis, Harriet

Performing Cultural Identities in California: High Performance and the Performance of Paul McCarthy

2014

QMUL

Johnson, Dominic

Diestro-Dópido, Mar

Film Festivals: Cinema and Cultural Exchange

2015

AHRC

Delgado, Maria

Easton, Léonore

Livegraphy Performance Art, Language and the Multiplicity of Sense

2010

AHRC

Nicholas Ridout

Eaton, Kate

False Alarms and Fake Excursions: Translating Virgilio Piñero for Performance

2011

AHRC

Delgado, Maria

Edkins, Timothy

Feeling Productive

2013

AHRC

 Michael McKinnie

Fallow, Catriona

Past and Present Plays: New Work at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe

2016

QMUL

Catherine Silverstone

Gomme, Rachel

'Being Here Now': Presence, Present, Presentness in a Live Art Practice

 

AHRC

Welton, Martin

Graziano, Valeria

Formats of Conviviality: The Organisation of Collective Agency in a Time of Impasse

2015

QMUL

McKinnie, Michael 

Grochala, Sarah

Seriousness, Structure and the Dramaturgy of Social Life

2012

QMUL

McKinnie, Michael

Gush, Helen

The World Theatre Season: Internationalisation and British performance culture

 

AHRC CDA

Caoimhe McAvinchey

Hamadah, Faisal

Between the Social and the Political: The History of Kuwaiti Theatre

 

QMUL

Nicholas Ridout

Hancox, Simone

Global Art in an Age of Global Performance: Complicity and Critique

2013

AHRC

Escolme, Bridget

Harradine, David

Chronographies: Performance, Death and the Writing of Time

2005

 

Heritage, Paul

Hilevaara, Katja

Memory and Contemporary Performance: Remembering is the New Live

2015

QMUL

 

Holstein, Lauren Barri

The Agency of the Displayed Female Body: The Political Potential of Negative Affects in Contemporary Feminism and Performance

2016

QMUL

Dominic Johnson

Home-Cook, George

Stretching Ourselves: The Phenomenology of Sound and Listening in Contemporary Theatre

2013

QMUL

Welton, Martin

Hunka, Emily

Poor Players: the role of theatre troupe artistry in treating adolescent mental distress

 

 

Caoimhe McAvinchey and Nasir Warfa

Jones, Bret

A Question of Taste: Theatrical and Cultural Continuity in Seventeenth Century England

 

AHRC

 Bridget Escolme

Kartsaki, Eirini

Repeat Repeat: Returns of Performance

2010

 

Dominic Johnson and Nicholas Ridout

Laera, Margherita

Appropriating Greek Tragedy: Community, Democracy and other Mythologies

2010

AHRC

Delgado, Maria

Leighton-Kelly, Sophie

The Barbican: Performance, the City and Transnationalism

2014

AHRC

 Michael McKInnie

Linsley, Johanna

I Know Something You Don’t Know: Contemporary Performance and the Politics of Expertise

2013

QMUL and ORSAS

 Nicholas Ridout

Livergant, Elyssa

Workshop: The Dramaturgy of Theatrical Labour

2014

University of London

Maria Delgado and Aoife Monks

Lobel, Brian

Playing the Cancer Card: Illness, Performance and Spectatorship

2012

QMUL and Wellcome Trust

Silverstone, Catherine and Weaver, Lois

Macauley, Vanessa

'“Nowhere in the World is it Safe to be Black": Performance Art, Enfleshment and Black Subjectivity'

2021

QMUL

Dominic Johnson and Mojisola Adebayo

 

Macdonald, Megan

Performance Art, Liturgy and the Performance of Belief

2012

AHRC

Nicholas Ridout

Mader McGuinness, Caoimhe

Challenging Liberal Conceptions of the Theatrical Sphere in London, 2009-2015

2017

 

Catherine Silverstone and Nicholas Ridout

Manninen, Saini

Duration Materialised: Investigating Contemporary Performance as a Temporal Medium

2014

AHRC

Dominic Johnson and Nicholas Ridout

Marini, Charikleia

Re-defining Urban Space Through Performance

2013

 

 Jen Harvie

Massie, Eleanor

Amateurs and Professionals: A Circum-Atlantic Genealogy of Performer Identity

2017

 

Nicholas Ridout

McNamara, Catherine

The Constitution of Transgender Masculinities through Performance: A Study of Theatre and the Everyday

2009

 

Lois Weaver and Caoime McAvinchey

Mitas, Jen

Work, Emotion and the American Method

2009

QMUL

Nicholas Ridout

Mullan, Sarah

Lesbian Performance in London 1995-2015: Identity, Representation and Queer Epistemologies

2017

 

Catherine Silverstone

Nicholson-Sanz, Michelle

On Ports and Stages: Destabilising Cultural Identities through a Lingua Franca Theatre in Latin America

 

QMUL

Delgado, Maria

Oliver, Daniel

The Social Turn: Engagement and Efficacy in Contemporary Performance

2016

QMUL

Dominic Johnson and Jen Harvie

Owen, Louise

Performing "Risk": Neoliberalization and Contemporary Performance

2010

AHRC

Nicholas Ridout

Oxley, Rachel

Taking Turns: The Structuring of ‘Togetherness’

 

QMUL

Martin Welton

Quirós Alpera, Gabriel

Historia de la Dirección Escénica en España: José Luis Alonso

2010

 

Delgado, Maria and Huerta Calvo, Javier

Reynolds, James

Evaluating Performance/Re-evaluating Process: An Investigation into and Reassessment of Robert Lepage's Devised Theatre Practice

2010

 

 Jen Harvie

Roberts, Eleanor

Third Area: A Feminist Reading of Performance at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in the 1970s

2016

 

Dominic Johnson

Schmidt, Theron

The Politics of Theatricality: Community and Representation in Contemporary Art and Performance

2011

AHRC

Nicholas Ridout

Smith, Anne

The Possibilities and Limitations of using Drama to Facilitate a Sense of Belonging for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants in East London

2013

 

Caoimhe McAvinchey 

Smith, Kirstin

Attention-Seeking Activities: Stunt Performances in Public Life

 

AHRC

Nicholas Ridout

Sosa, Cecilia

Performance, Kinship and Archives: Queering Acts of Mourning in the Aftermath of Argentina's 1976-1983 Dictatorship

2012

ORSAS and QMUL

Delgado, Maria and

Thomasson, Sarah

Festival Cities: Edinburgh and Adelaide

2015

QMUL

Jen Harvie 

Twitchin, Mischa

The Theatre of Death: The Uncanny in Mimesis

2013

 

Ridout, Nicholas

Twite, Christine

Cultures of Spectatorship: The Relationship between Dramaturgy, Site, Outreach and Audience in the work of Actors' Touring Company

 

AHRC

Maria Delgado

Vranou, Sofia

Modern Art on Legs: Leigh Bowery’s Live Art and Performative Costuming

2022

 

Dominic Johnson

Walsh, Helena

Live Art and Femininity in Post-Conflict Ireland: Between Negation and Reproduction, Rebellion and Conformity

2014

AHRC

Dominic Johnson and McAvinchey, Caoimhe

Watkinson, Philip

Making Space for Affect: Affective Materialism and Contemporary Performance

 

AHRC

Michael McKinnie 

Walters, Ben

Duckie in the Community: Performance, Audience and Social Engagement

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Duckie

 

Catherine Silverstone and Simon Casson (Duckie)

Wiskowski, Andrew

Moods, Modes, and Modality: Presence and its Derivatives in Choral and Collective Performance

 

 

Martin Welton

Watt-Smith, Tiffany

Flinching: Self-Experimentation and Theatricality, 1872 - 1918

2011

AHRC

 Nicholas Ridout

Whitfield, Sarah

Kurt Weill: The "Composer as Dramatist" in American Musical Theatre Production

2010

 

 Nicholas Ridout

Willson, Suzy

Performing Medicine

2011

 

 Paul Heritage

Wilson, Anna

Argentine Theatre in Twenty-first Century Barcelona: Cultural Exchange and (Trans)national Identities

2014

AHRC

Delgado, Maria

Woods, Penelope

Globe Audiences: Spectatorship and Reconstruction at Shakespeare's Globe

2011

AHRC

 Bridget Escolme

Wozniak, Jan

Emancipating Shakespeare?: Jacques Ranciere and the Politics of Performing Shakespeare for Young People

2014

QMUL

Escolme, Bridget

Young, Martin

The Discipline in the British Theatre Industry 1550-2015

 

QMUL

Nicholas Ridout and Aoife Monks

Young, Charlotte

Interpreting Performance Practices: Signification and Political Efficacy in Performance Scholarship

 

QMUL

Nicholas Ridout and Shane Boyle

Zechner, Manuela

The World we Desire is one we can Create and Care for Together

2014

QMUL

Maria Delgado and Bove, Arianna (School of Business and Management)

 

 

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