Postgraduate taught 

Playwriting & Dramaturgy MLitt

Guest speakers and events

Guest speakers and events

Practitioners, Processes, Professions
Robert Sturm 2

Theatre Studies runs a strand of workshops and seminars where we regularly invite practitioners and theatre studies scholars to discuss their work with students and staff. These discussions are often accompanied by workshops for interested students.

Visiting practitioners and speakers have recently included:

  • Ashanti Harris, artist and researcher
  • Frances Poet, playwright
  • Jenna Watt, playwright and director
  • Karl Taylor, producer and artistic director of BUZZCUT
  • Nic Green, performance artist and director
  • David Greig, playwright and dramaturg
  • Guillermo Gómez-Peña, international performance artist
  • Stewart Laing, international director and artistic director Untitled Productions
  • Kira O'Reilly, UK-based artist
  • Tian Qinxin, theatre director, National Theatre of China
  • Anthony Schrag, performance artist
  • Reckless Sleepers, performance company


Glasgow Theatre Seminars
Garden of Adrian

The Glasgow Theatre Seminars are held throughout term time. They host papers from visiting speakers and distinguished scholars, as well as profile ongoing research by Theare Studies staff. The seminar series provides a forum for postgraduate students and staff to discuss and debate current research in the fields of drama, theatre and performance studies. Each session offers an interdisciplinary context for discussion.

In previous years guest speakers have included:

  • Simon Murray (University of Glasgow) and Mark Evans (Coventry University): Reclaiming mime from the condescension of posterity …
  • Erica O’Neill and Stephen Forcer, University of Glasgow: Approximate Humanism in Tristan Tzara’s 'The Flight'
  • Jenny Knotts, University of Glasgow: What is an architextural dramaturgy?
  • Shane Boyle, Queen Margaret University: The Rule of Unnecessary Men: On Performance and Supply Chain Automation
  • Broderick Chow, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London: To my brother, my friends, to those who are yet to arrive and those who may not; on listening, feeling, and open letters
  • Rachel Hann, University of Northumbria: Producing Trans Performance: 'Transness' beyond testimony in 'I, Joan' (2022)
  • Anthony Schrag, Queen Margaret University: The Benefits of Being A Bit of An Asshole: social practice in the context of political strife
  • Dee Heddon and Harry Wilson, University of Glasgow: 'Walking & Creativity during COVID-19: Connecting across Time and Space'
  • Dr. Dani Abulhawa, University of Leeds: 'Expert bodies: Performance and Palestinian resistance to the ongoing settler-colonisation of Palestinian land'