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Theatre - Research Informed

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Our research interests are an integral part of what we do in Theatre. Students will have the opportunity to get involved in those interests in a variety of ways.


Dr Nick Rowe

Nick's areas of research centre around arts and health. He is particularly interested in arts and mental health. He is working closely with the arts, medical and social work teams at York Hospital investigating the impact of an arts project on the renal dialysis unit.


Dr Claire Hind

Claire's research areas include the relationship between text, play and performance, psychoanalysis as material and intertextuality. She explores, through both practice and theory, the processes of performance making, compositional strategies and writing for performance. She holds a PhD from the University of Leeds in practice led research and has  toured her solo performance of Ghost Track, written in collaboration with Gary Winters (Lone Twin) and Alexander Kelly (Third Angel). Ghost Track has been on an international tour of York, Romania, New York and Norway. More info at http://www.clairehind.com/


Matthew Reason

Matthew explores themes relating to performance documentation, reflective practice, audience research, theatre for young audiences, contemporary performance and cultural policy. He is currently collaborating with the Theatre Royal York on a new initiative to establish a joint International Centre for Arts and Narrative.


Jules Dorey Richmond

Jules is a sculptor who makes books, video installations and performances. She is fiercely committed to making work drawn from the autobiographical - framing and connecting what impels her fine art practice to a larger field of feminist thinking and wondering. Jules is currently working on a practice-based PhD proposal in collaboration with David Richmond to develop a theorised and historical context for autobiography and the feminine; trauma and witnessing; theatre and fine art; through the methodology of performance making and collaboration.


David Richmond

For the past 20 years David has been collaborating with Jules Dorey Richmond. Since 1996 they have been engaged in a Theatre of Witness series of collaborative works with World War Two Veterans, Survivors and Witnesses in various communities throughout Britain. His research interests lie in trauma, performing presence, composition and theatre as a tool of political intervention.