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Name Project Title Funding Supervisor(s)
Adebayo, Mojisola Afri-Queer Theatre: Challenging Homophobia, Re/presenting Black Lesbians and Creating Performance Spaces for Black Queer Togetherness QMUL Silverstone, Catherine
Bartley, Sarah Art Works: Participatory Practice and (Anti)Work Politics Queen Mary Principal’s Strategic Studentship supporting the Contemporary Theatre Review journal Harvie, Jen and McAvinchy, Caoimhe
Bennett, Emma Verbal Slapstick: Comedy, Figuration and Performativity in Contemporary Speech-Based Performance AHRC Ridout, Nicholas
Bond, Imogen What is the function of the theatre curtain call for British audiences, and how does it relate to changing ideas of theatre patronage?   Monks, Aoife
Fallow, Catriona In Shakespeare’s Shadow’: New writing and Shakespearian authority at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre AHRC Silverstone, Catherine
Gomme, Rachel 'Being Here Now': Presence, Present, Presentness in a Live Art Practice AHRC Welton, Martin
Holstein, Lauren Barri The Displayed Body and its Agency: Pleasure, Violence and Humiliation in Contemporary Feminist Performance QMUL Johnson, Dominic
Hubbard, Wendy Reading Collaboration: Labour, Community and the Politics of Authorship in Contemporary Theatre AHRC Harvie, Jen
Jones, Bret A Question of Taste: Theatrical and Cultural Continuity in Seventeenth Century England AHRC Escolme, Bridget
Simari, Alessanro Shakespeare's Globes: A History of Shakespearean Theatres from Globe to Globe QMUL Escolme, Bridget
Mader McGuinness, Caoimhe Anti-Social Performance: Queer Anti-Utopian Productivity in Contemporary Performance AHRC Silverstone, Catherine and Ridout, Nicholas
McCarthy, Lynne The Performance of Waste: Dismantling Spaces of Neoliberalism in Site Specific Art Practices AHRC Harvie, Jen
Mullan, Sarah A ‘Post-Lesbian’ Trajectory? Stages in Lesbian Performance 1996-2014 QMUL Silverstone, Catherine
Birksted-Breen, Noah Alternative Voices in an Acquiescent Society: The New Wave of Russian Playwrights AHRC CDA Delgado, Maria, and Andreas Schönle
Nicholson-Sanz, Michelle On Ports and Stages: Destabilising Cultural Identities through a Lingua Franca Theatre in Latin America QMUL Delgado, Maria
Oxley, Rachel Taking Turns: The Structuring of ‘Togetherness’ QMUL Welton, Martin and Healey, Pat
Roberts, Eleanor ICA Exhibitions and Events 1968-2000: Performance, the Body, and the Programming of Live Art in London QMUL Johnson, Dominic
Scasciamacchia, Francesco Exploring Potentialities for Curating Performance Art in the Information Economy: A Critical Analysis of the Recent Performance Boom in Museum Programming since 2000   Ridout, Nicholas
Smith, Kirstin Attention-Seeking Activities: Stunt Performances in Public Life AHRC Ridout, Nicholas
Twite, Christine Cultures of Spectatorship: The Relationship between Dramaturgy, Site, Outreach and Audience in the work of Actors' Touring Company AHRC Escolme, Bridget
Walters, Ben Duckie in the Community: Performance, Audience and Social Engagement AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Duckie Silverstone, Catherine and Simon Casson and Dicky Eaton from Duckie
Wiskowski, Andrew Moods, Modes, and Modality: Presence and its Derivatives in Choral and Collective Performance   Welton, Martin
Barnes, Sarah The Edge of Music: Exploring the boundaries of sound, space and the body in twenty-first century classical music performance   Ridout, Nicholas
Church, Lewis Hating Discipline: The Polymath and the Academy  QMUL Johnson, Dominic
Gush, Helen The World Theatre Season: Internationalisation and British performance culture  AHRC CDA McAvinchey, Caoimhe and Dorney, Kate (V & A)
Hunka, Emily Poor Players: the role of theatre troupe artistry in treating adolescent mental distress   McAvinchey, Caoimhe and Warfa, Nasir
Massie, Eleanor Amateurs and Professionals: The Transatlantic Genealogy of Performer Identity  AHRC Ridout, Nicholas
Watkinson, Philip Making Space for Affect: Affective Materialism and Contemporary Performance  AHRC McKinnie, Michael
Young, Martin The Discipline in the British Theatre Industry 1550-2015  QMUL Ridout, Nicholas
Hamadah, Faisal Between the Social and the Political: The History of Kuwaiti Theatre   Ridout, Nicholas
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