Academic staff with an interest in Contemporary Performance

Research in the department covers a range of practices of and approaches to contemporary performance, with a particular focus on the use of critical, philosophical and political theory.

Our work around contemporary performance is focused on theatrical and performance practices across Europe and Britain, across both text-driven and non-text-driven performance, as well as interdisciplinary work. We engage in the critical analysis of new writing, devised performance, live art and experimental practice, theatre and music, applied theatre and acting and directing methodologies.

List of Academic Staff

Dr Lucy Amsden

Dr Lucy Amsden

Teaching Fellow in Theatre Practice

I am a Teaching Fellow in Theatre Practice, joining the department in 2016 from the University of Glasgow. My research and practice is focussed on clown performance and training at the École Philippe Gaulier.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4750
Email
l.amsden@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joanna Bucknall

Dr Joanna Bucknall

Lecturer

I am a theatre practitioner- scholar whose research interests include immersive performance practices, live art, practice-as-research, performance documentation and cognitive approaches to reception theory. I am the artistic director of Vertical Exchange Performance Collective (VEX), co-artistic director of KeepHouse Performance and an Associate Artist at the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6510
Email
j.j.bucknall@bham.ac.uk

Dr Cristina Delgado-García

Dr Cristina Delgado-García

Lecturer

I joined the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts in September 2015, after having taught at the University of Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan University and Aberystwyth University. My main research interest is contemporary British theatre and its relationship to political and ethical theory.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8194
Email
c.delgado-garcia@bham.ac.uk

Dr Catriona Fallow

Dr Catriona Fallow

Research Fellow

I joined the department as a Teaching Fellow in September 2016 after teaching at Queen Mary University of London. From July 2017, I will be working as a Research Fellow on the Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. As part of this project, my research will focus on Pinter’s relationship with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Email
c.d.fallow@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paul Geary

Dr Paul Geary

Teaching Fellow

I am a Teaching Fellow in Drama and Theatre Arts, joining the department in September 2014. I completed my PhD at the University of Bristol in 2014 with a project exploring food, sensuality and performance.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8413
Email
p.c.s.geary@bham.ac.uk

Dr Adam J. Ledger

Dr Adam J. Ledger

Senior Lecturer

Following a period of freelance work as a director and tutor in and around London, I was appointed as the first Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at University College Cork, Ireland, in 2001. I moved to the University of Hull in January 2005 and to the University of Birmingham in 2011.

My theatre practice and research centres on directing, performance practice and the creation of ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5998
Email
a.j.ledger@bham.ac.uk

Dr Trish McTighe

Dr Trish McTighe

Lecturer
Director of Postgraduate Studies

I joined the department in September 2016 after having taught at Queen’s University Belfast and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Reading. My teaching and research specialism lies the drama of Samuel Beckett, with particular focus on haptics and the body in performance, performance histories of Beckett’s work, and its place within the cultural economies of the ...

Telephone
01214146002
Email
t.mctighe@bham.ac.uk

Dr Caroline Radcliffe

Dr Caroline Radcliffe

Lecturer

I have had a long freelance career in music and drama and am still an active performer in both fields. My specialist academic areas are nineteenth-century theatre, popular theatre studies, technology and performance and any area of music and drama.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5998
Email
c.radcliffe@bham.ac.uk

Professor Graham Saunders

Professor Graham Saunders

Allardyce Nicoll Chair in Drama

I joined the department in January 2016, after teaching at the University of Reading since 2005 in the department of Film, Theatre and Television. I have also taught at the universities of Coventry, Lancaster and the University of the West of England (UWE).  I also studied at the University of Birmingham as an undergraduate (joint honours English & Drama,1991-4) and completed my PhD here ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 48193
Email
g.j.saunders@bham.ac.uk