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Applied Theatre MA,PgDip,PgCert

MA Applied Theatre

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Dr Nick RoweDr Nick Rowe

Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Health

Dr Nick Rowe has a background in psychiatric nursing and is a state registered dramatherapist. He teaches in the Faculty of Arts and in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Nick recently published Playing the Other: dramatising personal narratives in playback theatre. Nick has a particular interest in theatre work with people who use mental health services and is working closely with local NHS mental health providers. He is a performing member of Playback Theatre York, a theatre company which performs throughout the North of England.

Research interests include an investigation into the impact of courses in theatre offered to mental health service users at the university, a study into the use of Yorkshire Film Archive (YFA) material in a local hospice (funded by the YFA) and an investigation into the lived experience of haemodialysis patients participating in art-work.


Matthew ReasonDr Matthew Reason

Reader in Theatre

Dr Matthew Reason is Reader in Theatre at York St John University (UK). His work explores themes relating to performance documentation, reflective practice, audience research and theatre for young audiences. In conjunction with York Theatre Royal he leads the International Centre for Arts and Narrative (ICAN), which seeks to develop activities and research projects exploring the role of arts and narrative in identity and learning. Book publications include Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performance (Palgrave 2006), The Young Audience: Exploring and Enhancing Children's Experiences of Theatre (Trentham 2010) and co-edited with Dee Reynolds Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Contexts (Intellect 2012). In 2013 he was appointed Visiting Professor to Roskilde University, Denmark.


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