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Lisa Peck
Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Practice (English)
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Research interests: actor training, theatre-making pedagogies, feminist theatre directors, critical pedagogies, applied theatre practices, drama-in-education, immersive theatre



My work is concerned with the relationship between pedagogy and theatre-making processes, in particular actor training. My doctorate looked at UK women practitioners and the development of pedagogy in theatre-making and I completed it in 2017 at the University of Sussex under the supervision of Dr. Sara Jane Bailes. I focused on the work of female actor trainers and directors Emma Rice and Katie Mitchell. Prior to that I completed a Masters in actor training and coaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where I continue to teach as a visiting lecturer. I have been a teacher/practitioner for over twenty-five years and led the PGCE teacher training provision in Drama at the University of Sussex for eight years. I have worked as an education consultant at the National Theatre and sit on the Creative Learning Panel for Digital Theatre. I continue to develop my own practice with my company and with the students I teach.  My theatre-making is experimental and interdisciplinary, often in non-theatre spaces and pedagogical enquiry is central to my process.



BA (Hons) English: Royal Holloway and Bedford, London University

PGCE English and Drama: Reading University

Post-Experience Diploma in Theatre-in-Education: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

MA in Actor Training and Coaching: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

PhD in Drama, Theatre and Performance: The University of Sussex