Georgie Hook


I am a performance designer and researcher, with a background in devised theatre-making. My full-time PhD project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH).

After graduating with a BA in ‘Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance’ at the University of York, I completed my MA in ‘Performance Design’ at the University of Leeds. In between education, I have designed and produced performance work in collaboration with theatre artists and companies, presenting shows programmed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Barbican. 

Using scenography as an embodied spatial practice and creative mode of thinking, my research is interested in developing understandings of everyday places and cultivating ecological awareness. Within my PhD, I am looking specifically at experiences of home environments and domestic spaces in the context of ecological living. 

In 2022, I was awarded the TaPRA postgraduate essay prize for ‘Scenographic ‘stuff’: attending to everyday objects in performance (and beyond)’, published in the Studies in Theatre and Performance journal. 

Research interests

  • Scenography
  • Materiality
  • Ecological thinking
  • Affect theory 
  • Feminist theory 
  • Performance and place 
  • Practice as research 


  • MA Performance Design. University of Leeds. (Distinction)
  • BA Theatre: Writing, Directing, Performance. University of York. (First Class Honours)