Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
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.
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Alison Forsyth is a lecturer in theatre studies in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. She is the author of Gadamer, History and the Classics (2002) and co-editor of Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present (2009). Amongst other projects, she is currently writing a book titled Arthur Miller's Holocaust Plays: The Trauma of Articulation
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
Tony Fisher teaches writing for film and stage at Central School of Speech & Drama, with a particular emphasis on narrative construction, use and application of dramatic structure and story theory. In 2009 he became the programme convenor for Central’s Research Degrees. He has taught on the BA (Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre and Education course at Central as a visiting lecturer, and has a continued interest in social and political theatre and performance.
He began in fine art before studying filmmaking at the National Film and Television School and subsequently worked as a writer/director in the UK film industry. He is also a graduate of Essex University’s Department of Philosophy where he did his PhD on Martin Heidegger, looking specifically at problems of phenomenology, narrativity and historicity in Being and Time. Tony is co-editor with Patricia Lyons of the interdisciplinary and inter-institutional performance-based research website, The Rhizome (funded by Central’s Centre for Excellence in Training for Theatre).
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