Postgraduate taught 

Theatre & Performance Practices MLitt

Guest speakers and events

Guest speakers and events

Practitioners, Processes, Professions

Robert Sturm 2Theatre Studies runs a strand of workshops/seminars under the title ‘Practitioners, Processes, Professions’. We regularly invite practitioners to discuss their work with students and staff, and often to accompany these discussions with a 3-hour workshop for interested students.

In recent years, visiting practitioners have included:

  • Euan Downey, Polish Laboratory Theatre
  • Nic Green, performance artist/director
  • Guillermo Gómez-Peña, international performance artist
  • Ben Harrison, Grid Iron theatre company
  • Adrian Howells, 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
  • Robert Sturm, Artistic Director of Tanz Theater Pina Bausch Wuppertal

Theatre Studies Research Seminars

Garden of AdrianThe Theatre Studies Research seminars are held three to four times during term-time, and host papers from visiting speakers and distinguished scholars, as well as profiling on-going research by Theatre Studies staff. The seminar series provides a forum within which postgraduate students and staff can meet 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 at the Theatre Studies Research Seminar series have included:

  • Lucy Weir, History of Art, University of Glasgow: In Vogue: The Evolution of 20th Century Contemporary Dance: a lecture/demonstration with Ruth Mills
  • Professor John Hall, University College Falmouth: Practising and essaying near the sign of Performance Writing
  • David Grant, Queen’s University, Belfast: ‘Living in the Moment’: time, space, the arts and dementia
  • Robert Sturm, Artistic Director of Tanztheater Pina Bausch Wuppertal: The Work of Pina Bausch
  • Dr Anna Birch, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RCS): Repetition and performativity: multi layered fresco as living monument
  • Professor Elinor Fuchs, Yale School of Drama: Postdramatic theatre and its discontents: the future of a theory
  • Professor David Williams, Royal Holloway, University of London: Lone Twin Theatre’s Catastrophe Trilogy