Jennifer Knotts

Research title

Play/writing histories: Navigating the Personal, Public and Institutional stories of theatre space: An Architextural study of the Citizens Theatre.

Research summary

My Practice-as Research study seeks to develop a methodology for architexting – a mode of playwriting that reveals hidden histories of sites by exploring the dramaturgy of their architecture through text.  I propose that playwriting can be utilised in this way as a tool for historiography. My subject site is the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, and in particular its non-performance spaces.

Publications

A Short History of the Close Theatre Club (Citizens Theatre, www.citz.co.uk)

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg – Original Production (Citizens Theatre, www.citz.co.uk)

Supervisors

Grants

AHRC DTP Scholarship

Additional information

Affiliations

  • Elected Council Member of Scottish Society of Playwrights

Awards

  • David MacLennan Award 2013
  • New Playwrights Award 2014
  • Shortlisted for Courtyard Theatre Award 2016