The Performance Training, Preparation and Pedagogy Research Group is a dedicated group of passionate researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research, including varied forms of creative practice research. Our research focuses on the way training for different practices can be transmitted with diverse audiences and across different contexts. Our research methods include (auto)ethnography, practice based research, performance as research, collaboration, playful experimentation, interviews and engagement with research participants.
We are interested in a wide range of research areas from within and beyond performance including, directing, creative writing, storytelling, adaptation, dramaturgy, performer training, somatic disciplines, improvisation, voice training, music theatre, design, light, crafts, technology, sports, mountaineering, community theatre and political engagement.
Our research links us nationally and internationally with a number of professional and academic bodies including;
- International Platform for Performer Training
- International Federation for Theatre Research
- The Association of Lighting Designers
- The British Association for Applied Linguistics
Members are involved in a number of projects and initiatives, relevant to the group’s remit, such as the peer reviewed academic journals Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, and the associated blog, and Studies in Musical Theatre. Explore our projects for more details about our past and present research activity.
|Dr Fiona Bannon||Professor Jonathan Pitches|
|Dr Maria Kapsali||Dr George Rodosthenous|
|Dr Kara McKechnie|
|Dionysia Bouzioti||Simone Kenyon|
|Clare Danek||Lindsay Rodden|
|Charley Ely||Mark Shields|
Get in touch with one of our PhD researchers.
For further information about the Performance Training, Preparation and Pedagodgy please email Fiona Bannon.