Research Summary

My research is located in using autobiographical performance practice to challenge dominant socio-political narrative arks of Scotland’s liberalisation with LGBTQI+ rights.

As a practitioner and academic, I am interested in how conceptions of the self and identity is used in forming communal histories and narratives and the implications this has for public conceptions of minority groups.

Supervisors

    Grants

    • AHRC Doctoral Studentship (2018)
    • Scottish Funding Council Studentship (2016-2017)

    Additional Information

    Practice

    My work explores queer history/identity, gay male masculinity and acts of care. I am interested in autobiography as material and choreographic movement based practice. I have shown work at multiple venues in Scotland and for different performance contexts including performance festivals, cabarets and clubs.
    I am currently in development with lead artist, Craig Manson and Platform in developing GAYBOYS for debut in 2019 and I am in research and development with Conner Does Kuntry with FERAL Arts.

    Performances

    In My Feelings – Queer Theory
    GAYBOYS (Craig Manson and Conner Milliken – DICE Festival (Summerhall), Love Boutique (SWG3), Queer Theory, Stereo’s Alternative Pride Party (Stereo), Only Skin (Poetry Club)
    Genesis – Gilmorehill Studio Theatre

    Affiliations

    Associate Artist at Platform Glasgow
    Associate Producer with FERAL Arts

    Awards

    Federation of Scottish Theatre Producer Placement Bursary Award (2018)
    Postgraduate Talent Scholarship (2016 – 2017)

    Resources

    GAYBOYS Preview at DICE Festival
    Love Boutique Feature