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The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre, has won the 2019 David Bradby TaPRA Award for outstanding research.

Congratulations to Nadine Holdsworth and colleagues Helen Nicholson (Royal Holloway) and Jane Milling (University of Exeter) on this fantastic achievement.

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Learn more about The David Bradby Award

Pictured: The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan 2018), WINNER OF THE DAVID BRADBY AWARD 2019 

Clive Barker Award for Performance

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


Fri 14 Feb 2020, 14:49 | Tags: Student Events Dr Bobby Smith

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:

Tue 11 Feb 2020, 11:47 | Tags: Student Postgraduate Undergraduate Dr Bobby Smith

Funding Success with Coventry City of Culture - “I don’t want your hope, I want your action”

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.

Thu 12 Dec 2019, 13:50 | Tags: Research Impact Dr Bobby Smith Funding

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