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.


A Short History of the Close Theatre Club (Citizens Theatre,

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg – Original Production (Citizens Theatre,


AHRC DTP Scholarship

Additional Information


  • Elected Council Member of Scottish Society of Playwrights


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