Performance and Practice-Based Research
Alongside written research, we undertake practice-based research, which includes the production and testing of new knowledge through original performances and plays, directing and dramaturgy, applied practice and participatory projects, curated exhibitions, exploratory workshops, and more.
Academic staff in the Department of Drama approach practice-based research in relation to:
- The politics of identity, including race, sexuality, and disability (Adebayo, Arora, O’Brien, Weaver)
- Social justice, equality, participation, and inclusion (Adebayo, Campbell, Heritage, Inchley, McAvinchey)
- Critical directing, scenography and dramaturgy (Deering, Ridout, Weaver)
- Live art, formal experimental, and artistic process (Bardsley, O’Brien, Weaver)
- Disseminating histories of theatre and performance through exhibition and curation (Johnson, Monks, Watt Smith)