TOP STORY: Professor Nicolas Whybrow is Retiring
Professor Nicolas Whybrow is retiring early at the end of October 2020 owing to recent ill health. He is a long-time member of Theatre and Performance Studies at Warwick, joining in February 2004. A former Head of School (2014-2017), Nicolas taught across a range of modules, most notably Performance and the Contemporary City and Live Art and Performance. In 2010 he won the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence.
Nicolas played a leading role in the University’s research culture, being appointed as thematic lead for two of its GRPs, Sustainable Cities and Connecting Cultures. In 2017-2020 he was the PI on a 3-year AHRC-funded practice-as-research project entitled Sensing the City, which culminated in a multi-medial exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry and an edited book, Urban Sensographies (2021). Meanwhile, his book Contemporary Art Biennials in Europe: the Work of Art in the Complex City appeared in 2020.
Further details about Nicolas are available on his staff profile on the Theatre and Performance Studies website. Happily, he retains his connection to the University as Professor Emeritus.
This award is designed to provide practical and financial support for Theatre and Performance Studies students who plan to create a piece of extra-curricular performance work in the department with a view to submitting this work to the Edinburgh Festival or a similar public platform. The recipients of this award will receive up to £600 to help mount the work.
Dramatherapy workshop with Holly Samson – Friday 6th March, 2-5pm G52
In response to requests from students for a workshop exploring dramatherapy, we have arranged for Holly Samson – a dramatherapist and graduate from the department – to run a 3 hour session for you.
This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Holly’s approach, and also to ask any questions you have about what training and working as a dramatherapist involves.
There is a limit on how many participants can attend, so please let Bobby know if you want to participate ASAP firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre and Performance Studies are hosting a live chat for new MA Programmes
Join us online to find out more about our two new, exciting MA programmes – MA Applied Theatre: Arts, Action Change and MA Playwriting and Adaption: Stage, Screen and Beyond.
Key academic staff teaching on the courses will be available to tell you more about the degrees, and to answer any questions you may have.
Sign up here: https://meetandengage.com/b8h6g0b8t
Together with Dr Rachel Turner King (Principal Investigator, Education) and Professor David Mond (Maths and Global Sustainable Development), Dr Bobby Smith (Theatre and Performance Studies) has been awarded Coventry City of Culture funding for the project “I don’t want your hope, I want your action”: exploring youth eco-citizenship through verbatim theatre and digital ethnography in the city.