Working both solo and in collaboration, I am interested in ideas around home, distance, intimacy and misunderstandings. Using autobiographical material and borrowing other people's stories, I examine how to keep in touch, how to pretend (and fail) to be someone else, and how to understand where we're coming from. I'm interested in highlighting the minutiae of everyday life, I am curious about people's possessions, stories and their lies, and I like to listen rather than talk.
I have been teaching drama for several years and can teach specialist modules as well as a range of subjects at a more introductory level. My teaching interests include practices and theories of 20th and 21st century performance; devising methods and collaborative performance making; cultural politics; interdisciplinarity; and presentation skills for professional groups.
My research focuses on the social, economic and aesthetic effects of theatre's temporality, and the intersections of performance, material culture and archaeology. I take an interdisciplinary, and at times practice-based, approach to studying performance as a temporal medium, with a particular focus on the material conditions of production and reception. My PhD, 'Duration Materialised: Investigating Performance as a Temporal Medium', was awarded by QMUL in 2014.