Rebecca Hubery


I am currently a 1st-year PGR, with a Master of Arts by Research from the University of Huddersfield and a BA(Hons) from the University of Leeds. I speak Spanish at an intermediate level, as well as Japanese, Italian and French at a basic level.

Research interests

I have studied and worked in theatre and performance, all of my degrees being based under schools specialising in the field. For my undergraduate dissertation, I explored Japanese theatre on a holistic level, giving a brief overview of the influences on different performance styles throughout Japanese history.

For my Masters thesis, I examined the impacts specifically of Buddhism on the Japanese theatrical style, Nō, as well as establishing a rigorous timeline of the style’s development.

I am currently working on my PhD project where I am exploring the changes of Nō over the past 600 years to the present day, specifically looking at modern practitioners, Yoko Layer and Yoshi Oida, from a perspective of performance studies and performer training.

I am very passionate about Japanese theatre, specifically Nō, but have an overarching interest in intercultural performance exchange, as well as different methods of performer training. Throughout my projects, I seek to balance cross-cultural communication and an ethical awareness of my own positionality and ethnography. 


  • MA by Research (University of Huddersfield)
  • BA(Hons) (University of Leeds)
  • A Level Spanish, Drama Studies and Music Technology