Stephen Farrier is a senior lecturer and course leader in drama, applied theatre and education at Central School of Speech & Drama. He studied Humanities (Drama) at Leicester University and Modern Drama Studies at the University of North London and received his PhD in 2002 with a thesis focussing on theorising a queer reading praxis. Stephen began his career working in the community at Camden People’s Theatre as a project director, whilst teaching on a sessional basis at a number of colleges and universities. His academic work focuses on the politics of theatre and performance and its relation to representation and identity. The production work he does with students is based around issues of identity, theatrical form and representation. Research and practice work are centered around post war/contemporary theatre and focus on gender, gender and theatre, queer theory, and the postdramatic. Stephen has written and presented to conferences on sexuality and television soap opera, gender variance, queer, Sarah Kane and the new brutalists, studio performance and praxis, as well as queer takes on the formation of acting. His current work explores form and its relation to the political.