Senior Lecturer in Dance & Performance
Senior Lecturer and Assessment Lead in PCI. Teaching this session includes, for example Exploring Cultures in Performance, Making Dance Theatre, Performance and Collaborative Enterprise, Fiona is currently completing Considering Ethics in Dance, Theatre and Performance (in development)
F.Bannon@leeds.ac.uk / (0113 34) 38729
stage@leeds building, Room 1.06.
Teaching Fellow, Cultural Histories
I am a Teaching Fellow in the school of Performance and Cultural Industries, where I teach about festivals and events, marketing, contemporary issues, and arts management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I am currently under contract with Palgrave MacMillan for a monograph on class and theatregoing, specifically looking at working class audiences at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool through the lens of Bourdieu's conceptual triad of habitus, capital and field.
M.Barrett@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 8737
PCI Building 1.14
Office hours: Tuesday 11.30-12.30
Dr Emma Bennett
Director of Research, Associate Professor in Contemporary Theatre and Performance
Anna is Director of Research, and Associate Professor in Contemporary Theatre and Performance with teaching expertise in physical and devised performance and research interests in spectating embodiment, performance and cognition, theories of performance space/place, performance and food, and performance and death.
A.Fenemore@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 3438739
Lecturer in Performance Processes & Techniques
School Examinations Officer
T.P.Gardner@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 34 387
Programme leader for masters in Culture, Creativity, Entrepeneurship
Leila worked for many years as in the arts and festivals sector as a producer, researcher and policy maker before entering academia in 2007 where her research focus is on participation, power and decision making in the arts. She has a strong commitment to knowledge exchange between academia, policy and practice demonstrated by her activities managing an international network on participation and engagement in the arts (www.culturalparticipation.co.uk) which has over 500 members. She is currently programme leader for the masters in Culture, Creativity, Entrepreneurship.
L.Jancovich@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 1671
Lecturer in Physical Performance
Lecturer in Physical Performance, Office Hours Wednesday 2-3 I am currently working on a contracted monograph on technology and performer training (Routledge. 2018), exploring both practices of performer training through a post-phenomenological lens as well as more recent applications of digital technologies as performer training tools. I also co-edit with Dr Rebecca Loukes, from the University of Exeter, the Routledge Book Series Perspectives on Performer Training. I have recently published in the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media an article on Sonolope, a mobile phone application on movement sonification: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14794713.2017.1300446 http://www.academia.edu/32117706/Making_the_Body_all_Ears_Sonolope_and_a_somatic_practice_of_really_listening
M.Kapsali@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 (34) 35147
PCI Building, Room 1.09
Lecturer in Performance and Cultural Histories, Director of Student Education
I am Director of Student Education and Lecturer in Performance and Cultural Histories. I co-edit Punk & Post-Punk. Research interests include cultural heritage, performance & popular culture and popular music.
P.Kiszely@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 6796
stage@leeds Room G.06
Lecturer in Contemporary Performance
My expertise is in contemporary performance practice and live art. My research interests include food, femininity, domesticity, autobiography, place and popular culture.
J.A.Lawson@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 3438737
1.14 PCI Building
Programme Director, MA Writing for Performance and Publication; Director of Impact and Innovation; Lecturer in Writing for Performance & Performance Production
Award-winning playwright, screenwriter and producer, who has written for the National Theatre and extensively for television and radio. Programme Director for the MA in Writing for Performance & Publication, which he designed and has led since 2006.
G.F.Lyons@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 8735
stage@leeds, Room 1.08
Office hours: Monday 1-5.30 p.m.
Lecturer in Dramaturgy and Literary Management
Anglo-German academic with a strong research focus in opera studies; teaches across a wide range, including adaptation studies, new writing, theatre and music education (primary), theatre history and critical contexts. Also involved in many public engagement activities with Leeds cultural organisations.
K.McKechnie@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 347 87
Associate Professor in Scenography and Deputy Head of School
Building on 10 years experience as a set and costume designer and practice-led research into scenography, I have been actively contributing to the development of scenography as an area of academic study internationally. I am the lead author of the Cambridge Introduction to Scenography. In June 2015 I was appointed to chair the international jury for the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. I am a member of the AHRC peer-review college.
J.E.Mckinney@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 8717
Head of School, Professor in Applied Performance
Alice is a Professor in Applied Performance and is Head of the School of Performance and Cultural Industries. Within the broad field of Applied Performance her expertise lies in using performance as a means of promoting social agency and engagement. Her research interests are concerned with open forms of participation, play and performance especially within the contexts of popular music festivals and underground club culture.
A.OGrady@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 8715
Lecturer in Scenography/ LITE Excellence & Innovation Fellow
Scott has over 20 years of teaching and management experience in Higher Education in performance, design and technical theatre and is currently a University Excellence & Innovation Fellow. Through a combination of research, teaching and engagement with external professional partners, Scott continues to contribute to the international emergence of scenography as an intellectual discipline within the academy. His monograph Light: Readings in Theatre Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) explores how light has influenced staging practices throughout history and provides a range of new perspectives on the use of light as a creative performance practice. Scott is an associate editor of the Routledge Theatre & Performance Design journal an editor of the Bloomsbury Methuen Performance + Design series and has co-edited the new volume Scenography Expanded (Bloomsbury 2017).
S.D.Palmer@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 8734
1.03 PCI stage@leeds building
Office hours: Mondays 2 - 3 pm.
Professor of Theatre and Performance
As Professor of Theatre and Performance in PCI I have research interests in all aspects of performer training and directing, in environmental performance and in blended learning. I co-edit the Journal of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training and have just finished editing two large book projects: Stanislavsky in the World (with Stefan Aquilina, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017) and Great Stage Directors - Copeau, Komisarjevsky and Guthrie (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama 2018). My priority now is finishing a monograph Performing Landscapes: Mountains (Palgrave 2018) as part of an 18 month AHRC-funded fellowship.
J.Pitches@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 8718
PCI Building, Room G.08
Office hours: By arrangement
Chair in Performance and Technology, Deputy Director of the Leeds Humanities Research Institute
As Professor of Performance and Technology, Sita's research is concerned with embodied experiences of new media and digital technologies. She has recently completed two projects: the Error Network (AHRC-funded) and Identity and Governance of Bodily Extensions: The Case of Prosthetics and Avatars (Wellcome Trust-funded). She is co-editor of Digital Movement: Essays in Motion Technology and Performance with Nicolas Salazar Sutil (Palgrave 2015) and Advisory Editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media (Taylor & Francis).
S.Popat@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 8716
Clothworkers South Building, Room 2.02
Associate Professor in Theatre Directing, Admissions Lead
Dr George Rodosthenous is Associate Professor in Theatre Directing with research interests in Directing, Spectatorship, Contemporary Musical Theatre, Improvisation and Updating Greek Tragedy.
G.Rodosthenous@leeds.ac.uk / +44 (0)113 343 8725
Office hours: Tuesday 1.00pm.-2.00pm.
Academic Fellow in Digital Performance
Stage@leeds Room 1.01
Teaching Fellow in Theatre and Writing
Director, poet, script writer and librettist with an extensive professional portfolio. I specialise in intercultural, visual and applied theatre. Currently working on contemporary adaptations for music-theatre of Chinese classical drama and large scale puppetry with 6 million + Charitable Trust.
A.J.Strickson@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 6921
stage@leeds, Room 1.07
Office hours: Tuesday 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Associate Professor in Audience Engagement; Postgraduate Research Tutor
With a professional background in theatre management and producing, I now lecture and research in areas of audience engagement, arts management, arts marketing and cultural policy. Between 2010–2017, I was engaged an Artistic Assessor for Arts Council England. Since 2014 I have directed the National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership and recently led the evaluation of the national Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme. I am the Co-Editor of Arts and the Market and have published widely in a number of leading peer-reviewed journals on arts marketing, arts management, cultural policy and cultural value. I am currently running the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded International Network for Audience Research in the Performing Arts; leading the evaluation of the National Theatre's Theatre Nation Partnerships programme; and completing a research monograph on audience engagement, which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018/19.
B.Walmsley@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 8722
PCI Building, Room G.09
Office hours: Tuesdays 4-5pm
Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Intervention
Aylwyn works on performance and social change as researcher and applied theatre practitioner. She is predominantly interested in a feminist approach using critical ethnographic methods and her research spans social, political and activist performance; radical pedagogies and intercultural performance as well as arts and mental health. She directs Converge - a unique short course for people using mental health services, in partnership with Leeds Mind. Aylwyn is programme leader of the MA in Applied Theatre & Intervention. Prior to this she was senior lecturer at the University of Lincoln’s School of Fine and Performing Arts where she headed up the Practice as Research cross-disciplinary group. She has recently worked on projects including the Arts of Logistics about the politics and poetics of infrastructures, counter-logistics and mobility. Her current project relates to Prison Cultures, mapping performance, resistance and desire in women’s prisons.
Office hours: Thurs 11 - 1
Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries
My research adds to critical contemporary debates in the cultural and creative industries. In particular, it explores the conditions of cultural labour, and its social, policy and spatial contexts.
J.Ward1@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 8733
Office hours: Wednesday 1100–1200
Academic Fellow in Performance and Culture
Her research includes the themes of gender, sexuality, woman as spectacle, dressing up, humour, spectatorship, cultural activism, and reflecting on the intersections between the categories of the artiste, artist, and the activist.
Performance and Cultural Industries, Room 1.01