Mark Shields

Mark Shields

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I am a full-time postgraduate researcher from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds. My research considers eliciting a relational ethics of actor training pedagogy through a queer engagement with Konstantin Stanislavsky’s An Actor’s Work (2010), translated by Jean Benedetti. I am a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a distinction in MA Actor Training and Coaching (2016) and the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, with a BA in Theatre and Performance (2011). Since graduating, I have returned to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as a visiting lecturer and continue to teach acting and performance as a freelance teacher and coach.

Research interests

  • Actor Training

  • Pedagogy

  • Queerness

  • Ethics

  • Autoethnography

  • Verbatim theatre practices

  • Queer Theatre and Performance

  • Drag

I am a member of the School of Performance and Cultural Industries Performance Training, Preparation and Pedagogy Research Group.

My current teaching responsibilities are PECI1701 Studio Practices and PECI 2713 Performer Training in the C20th and C21st.

Qualifications

  • MA Actor Training and Coaching
  • BA Theatre and Performance