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Pedro Perez Rothstein


Drama Teaching Associate



I am a Brazilian-Spanish theatre-maker and researcher currently doing my PhD Drama at Queen Mary University of London with support of an international postgraduate fellowship from “la Caixa” Foundation. My thesis focuses on the complex relations between theatres, cities, and mental health by exploring case studies in London (Arcola Theatre), Barcelona (Teatre Lliure) and São Paulo (Teatro Oficina). My research specialisms and interests include theatre/applied theatre, directing, dramaturgy, storytelling, cultural policies, creative health and urban mental health.

Moreover, I am a country expert (Spain) for the The Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends, an active member of  the International Center for Artistic and Academic Research on Antonin Artaud and I work as a Project Manager for People’s Palace Projects.  


As a Teaching Associate in the MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health -a shared postgraduate programme between School of English and Drama (SED) and the Wolfson Institute of Population Health (WIPH), I develop teaching in the following modules:

DRA7010 Performing Mental Health

WOFM940 Critical Mental Health Sciences

WOFM947 Critical Encounters in Arts and Mental Health

In the past I have also been an Associated Lecturer for Screenwriting and Storytelling in the BA Film Production at University for the Creative Arts (UCA).

Furthermore, I run a weekly Theatre Lab with Drama UG and PGT students which is a non-assessed creative space for experimentation and enjoyment, combining different practical approaches to theatre and performance.




Chapko, D., Rothstein, P.A.P. et al. (2021) Supporting Remote Survey Data Analysis by Co-researchers with Learning Disabilities through Inclusive and Creative Practices and Data Science Approaches. Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2021, pp. 1668-1681. Available at:

Cook, L., Rothstein, P. et al. (2021) In the physical to digital transition with friends - a story of performing inclusive research together no matter what life throws at you. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 2021 Sep. 49(3): 271-281. doi: 10.1111/bld.12408. Available at:

Heritage, P., Diez-Canseco, F. Rothstein, P.P. et al. (2022) HEARTBEAT Creating Recovery: Theatre as a Tool for the Inclusion of Young People with Autism in Peru during the Covid-19 pandemic. Executive Summary. People’s Palace Projects (QMUL) and CRONICAS (UPCH). London: Queen Mary University of London.

Conference papers

Rothstein, P. (2022) ‘Theatres as sanctuaries for cultural rights and democratic health’, Culturopolis Conference on International Rights, Barcelona, 16th- 19th of November 2022.

Rothstein, P. (2023) ‘The researcher as dramaturg: interweaving cultures, cities, and theatres’, Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) Postgraduate Symposium “Up Close and Personal: Exploring the relationship between the researcher and their project”, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, 22nd of June 2023.

Rothstein, P. (2023) ‘The Mythic Teatro Oficina: Anthropophagous Desire, Cosmopolitics and Creative Madness in the Heart of São Paulo, Brazil’, International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) Conference “The Stories We Tell: Myths, Myth-Making and Performance”, University of Ghana, Accra, 24th – 28th of July 2023.


Prof. Paul Heritage and Prof. Bridget Escolme.


  • 2023 Staged Performance “The Suitcase”. Theatre director. Written and performed by Lorna Vassiliades. Theatro Technis, London.
  • 2022 Artistic Showcase “Love in Times of Madness”. Writer and theatre director of short play ‘Innumerable States of Being’. SET Woolwich, London.
  • 2021-22 Stageplay “Todo es Amor”. Script co-writer and theatre director. In collaboration with Tango BB and VyV Producciones. Associació Cultural Comediarte, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2020 Stageplay “Antropofagia”. Writer and theatre director. Latin American Season, The Actors Centre.
  • 2019 Stageplay “Purple Onions”. Writer and theatre director. ACT II Festival, Arcola Theatre.
  • 2019-20 Animation Short Film “The Perpetual Now”. Script co-writer. Directed by Jorge Rojo. London International Animation Festival.
  • 2019-20 Animation Short Film “No Body”. Script co-writer. Directed by Haemin Ko. Hollywood short film festival, Best experimental film, USA.
  • 2019-23 Interactive tour “Walking with Kubrick: A London Odyssey”. Script co-writer and tour leader. In collaboration with Kubrick Archives at London College of Communication (UAL) and The Design Museum London.
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