Find out more about the research interests and work of the Centre for Contemporary Theatre’s members here:
- Elizabeth Bennett
- Daragh Carville
- David Eldridge
- Molly Flynn
- Seda Ilter
- Penny Newell
- Rob Swain
- Fintan Walsh (Director)
- Simone Wesner
- Gillian Woods
- Martin Young
Steering group members:
The Centre for Contemporary Theatre offers a space for people working in the fields of theatre and performance as practitioners to develop and reflect upon their work. The work of our Fellows encompasses writing, directing, performing and producing in various different capacities.
- Dickie Beau is an artist and performer, who makes work that draws on diverse traditions including drag, theatre, cabaret, dance and mime – without being exclusive to one school’s rules. He merges contemporary culture with queer twists and informed echoes of the past.
- Brian Logan has been artistic director of Camden People’s Theatre since 2011. Brian is also co-director of the touring company Cartoon de Salvo, with whom he has devised and performed in 11 major shows; and also works as a playwright and journalist.
- Elizabeth Lynch works with artists, organisations and communities as a strategic advisor and researcher. She is interested in arts and science collaborations, creative ageing practices and in making cultural democracy happen.
- Ingrid MacKinnon is a dancer, movement director, choreographer and teacher. She creates work in collaboration with creative teams in theatre productions and dance spaces. Her practice and research interest lies in embodied knowledge, kinesthetic empathy, the Black moving body and how movement and dance can be used to access joy.
- Phillip McMahon is a playwright, director and theatre maker based in Dublin. He is co-founder and co-director of THISISPOPBABY, wherein he was co-creator and co-curator of THISISPOPBABY performance venue at Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival, Queer Notions cross arts festival, WERK Performance/Art/Club, and Where We Live festival of performance and ideas.
- Diane Page is a director and a graduate of Birkbeck’s BA Theatre and Drama and MFA Theatre Directing programmes. She is the winner of the 2021 JMK Award with her production of Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act by Athol Fugard at Orange Tree Theatre. Diane’s other productions include Julius Caesar for Shakespeare’s Globe in 2022.
- Deborah Pearson‘s work spans playwrighting, directing, live art and visual art. She is founder and a co-director of UK-based curation collective Forest Fringe and the winner of several distinctions for her practice and for Forest Fringe, including twice being named on the Stage 100 List.
- Flora Pitrolo‘s work investigates alternative European performance and music cultures of the 1980s, with a special focus on Italy. She publishes both as a scholar and as a journalist, and is active as a DJ and producer in various archival and experimental music scenes.
- Sarah Sigal is a freelance writer, dramaturg, director and researcher working across new writing, devising, site-specific theatre, cabaret, opera and fiction. Author of the monograph Writing in Collaborative Theatre-Making (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), she has recently finished her first novel Agent of Influence and is a Dramaturgs’ Network Advisory Board Member.
- Alda Terracciano is an installation artist inspired by the intrinsically poetic quality of everyday life. As a researcher and activist she has explored the intersection between bodies, memories, urban space, and digital environments with culturally diverse communities nationally and internationally.