A series of interviews and talks given by leading practitioners from all fields of theatre and performance. The project investigates the history of their career so their experience and knowledge of theatre is placed within a broader contextual framework.
Rapture begins a series of projects that focuses on making feminist, multi-disciplinary practice from the perspective of design, content and management. Rachel Candler, Rachel Nicholson and Rebecca Pollock are currently interested in what it may mean to generate a piece of work from a feminist viewpoint, how their various “feminisms” affect and impact upon the […]
Memory, Stories and Senses is an ongoing resarch project led by Ben Ratclife, Module Coordinator – Lighting Design. This project was part of an experiment that began many years ago with a devising workshop with the State of Space Theatre Company, which used a series of spaces that dictated physical vocal and emotional responses to […]
Tilly No-Body: Catastrophes of Love – The Play and Solo Performance, written and performed as a one-woman show by Bella Merlin, directed by Miles Anderson, which focuses on the life of Tilly Wedekind, wife to the German playwright, Frank Wedekind; the project will be reflected upon as a critical commentary by Nesta Jones through interviews […]
Music on Stage International Conference is held biennially, organised by Dr Jane Schopf, Programme Director of Opera Studies by Distance Learning.
Theatre Memory Theatre Memory is a series of filmed interviews of seasoned theatre practitioners whose experience and legacy will be ‘passed on’ to future generations; the interviews are transcribed and contextualised by biographical details. The project is led by Dr Paul Fryer, Professor Nesta Jones, and theatre journalist and Associate Researcher, Carole Woddis. Interviews have […]
Designs and Design Processes The following productions and projects I have chosen to list are part of a process, sometimes conscious at the time, sometimes upon reflection, that demonstrate my work as a designer for performance that aims to be inclusive. As a teacher, and as a practicing designer, the ideas I express do not […]
Theatre for Development: testing methodologies is a research project that analyses and evaluates the work of Pan Intercultural Arts (Arts for Social Change) in a number of contexts. The central theme of the work is that the methodologies are passed on to the people who live the situation. They become the leaders, the performers, the […]
Project Background The Spoils began in 2007 as a musical stage play written by Steven Dykes (Rose Bruford College American Theatre Arts Programme Director) with a score composed by Paul Englishby and commissioned by RBC graduate company, The Shady Dolls. The production was revived in September 2009 as part of the Arcola Theatre’s “Grimeborne Festival”. In 2010, The Spoils entered a […]
Nick is Head of the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts at Rose Bruford College. Nick’s research interests include the performative nature of stage lighting, digital scenography and digital performance, the history of theatre lighting, and the roles and status of the various personnel involved in theatre-making. TABLE OF CONTENTS Publications and Papers Overview Pasteboard […]