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Dr Benjamin Fowler

Post:Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance (English)
Location:ARTS B B337
Email:B.Fowler@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:8552
UK:01273 678552
International:+44 1273 678552

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Biography

After graduating from the English & Theatre Studies BA at the University of Warwick in 2007, I took a two year MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck College, University of London. During this time I spent a term working with actors at Drama Centre (London), and a year as the resident assisstant director at the Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester). Following the MFA I worked as a freelance director and assistant director (at venues including the RSC, the Almeida and Opera Holland Park), and as a workshop leader for the National Youth Theatre. In 2012 I spent three months in Japan working alongside Jonathan Munby as Associate Director on a Japanese-language production of Romeo and Juliet, which played in Tokyo and Osaka. In 2011 I returned to Warwick to pursue a PhD focusing on the directorial practices of Katie Mitchell and Thomas Ostermeier, particularly their adaptation of text and their relationships with writers both living and dead. Prior to joining Sussex in 2015 I taught drama and performance at the University of Warwick and Queen Mary, University of London.

Role

Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance

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