Student experience

Our ResM Theatre and Performance students come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some have come straight from undergraduate study while others have joined our programme with a great deal of life experience. At present, just over half our students formally studied theatre or performance at undergraduate level. The remaining students have spent time working within a variety of creative or professional practices, or else studied a different subject and decided to extend their research interdisciplinary to embrace performance perspectives. The result of these diverse backgrounds is a lively, vibrant seminar culture and research environment in which cross-disciplinary and collaborative approaches are highly valued.

Current ResM student projects

Teri Bailie and James Harper: Collaboration, class and the domestic.

Sarah Chakmakchi: Political theatre-making.

Gemma Chatwin: Exploring privilege through the creation of an alter ego.

Jonathan Cripps: Ariane Mnouchkine and the Theatre de Soleil.

Leah Dungay: FEMEN and the politics of topless protest.

Tim Francis: Improvisation and site.

Nathaniel Turner: Performing black masculinity.

Completed Research Masters projects in Theatre and Performance

Chico Carino: Performing trans-subjectivity.

Conor Clarke: Performance and its digital afterlife.

Mark Flisher: Interactivity in solo performance.

Tim Goodwin: The use of new techniques derived from cognitive psychology and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in Actor Training.

Chris Hackett: Modes of Holocaust performance in Israel.

Jamie Lewis Hadley: Wrestling, pain and masculinity.

Richard Lawson: Establishing actor/audience relationships at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Siobhan Mckeown: Activism and intermedial performance.

Ruth Mitchell: The dramaturgy of site-specific performance.

Sam Rose: Intimacy and one-to-one performance.

Jonathan Witchell: The plays of Mark Ravenhill and Brad Fraser.