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Clive Barker Research Fellow – Dr Susan Croft

Sue CroftDr Croft has worked as a director, dramaturg, workshop leader and Lecturer in Creative and Performance Arts. In 1986 she founded the New Playwrights Trust. In 1993 she was appointed Senior Research Fellow in Performing Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University, and in 1996 she was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship to pursue her research on women playwrights at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. From 1997 to 2005 she was Curator of Contemporary Performance at the Theatre Museum in London where she published Black and Asian Performance at the Theatre Museum: a User’s Guide, to accompany its ground breaking exhibition in 2003. She is the author of“.. She Also Wrote Plays”: an International Guide to Women Playwrights from the 10th to the 21st Century, Faber and Faber, 2001; and editor of Votes for Women and Other Plays including a Chronology of Women’s Suffrage Plays 1907-1914, Aurora Metro, 2009; and Classic Plays by Women, Aurora Metro, 2010. She is the director of Unfinished Histories, a research project that records the history of Alternative Theatre from 1968 to 1988. www.unfinishedhistories.com

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