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Publications

Books

2013. Contemporary Street Arts in Europe: Aesthetics and Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan.

2009. Political Performances: Theory and Practice (co-editor with Avraham Oz, Dee Heddon, and EJ Westlake), Amsterdam: IFTR Rodopi Series.

2001. Performing Democracy: International Perspectives on Urban Community‑Based Performance (co‑editor with Tobin Nellhaus), Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Book chapters

2017. ‘The Glasgow Girls: Many Faces of Child Asylum Seekers’ in Gendered Citizenship: Manifestations and Performances. Eds. Janelle Reinelt and Bishnupriya Dutt. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (forthcoming)

2017. ‘Aesthetics of Discomfort: Three Adaptations of Macbeth for the Street by Friches Théâtre Urbain, Teatr Biuro Podróży, and Théâtre de l’Unité’. Translated into Polish as Estetyka niewygody: trzy adaptacje 'Makbeta' na ulicy (Friches Theatre Urbain, Teatr Biuro Podróży and Theatre de l'Unite). Klasycy na ulicy (Classics on the Street). Eds. Juliusz Tyszka and Joanna Ostrowsky. Poznań, Poland: Wydawnictwo Kontekst.

2014. ‘Street Arts, Radical Democratic Citizenship and a Grammar of Storytelling’ in The Grammar of Politics and Performance. Eds. Shirin Rai and Janelle Reinelt. Routledge.

2014. ‘Les Spectacles dans l’espace public peuvent-ils trouver une place dans les cursus universitaires en Grande-Bretagne?’ in ArtVu: Art Visuel Urbain. Carnets de Réflexion No. 2. Ed. Floriane Gaber. Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la rue d’Amiens.

2012. ‘Opéra Pagaï’s Entreprise de Détournement: Collage of Geographic, Imaginary and Discursive Spaces’ in Theatre and the Politics of Space. Eds. Erika Fischer-Lichte and Benjamin Wihstutz. Routledge New York in “Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance” series.

2011. ‘Beyond Site-Specificity: Environmental Heterocosms on the Street’ in Performing Site-Specific Theatre. Eds. Anna Birch and Joanne Tompkins. Palgrave/Macmillan.

2011. ‘Breaking Down the Walls: Interventionist Performance Strategies in French Street Theatre’ in Theatre and Performance in Contemporary France. Eds. Carl Lavery and Clare Finburgh. Palgrave/Macmillan.

2009. ‘Documenting the Invisible: Dramatizing the Algerian Civil War of the 1990s’ in Political Performances: Theory and Practice. Eds. Susan Haedicke, Dee Heddon, Avraham Oz, and E.J. Westlake. IFTR Rodopi Series.

2008. ‘The Outsider Outside: Performing Immigration in French Street Theatre’ in Performance and Violence: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict. Eds. Patrick Anderson and Jisha Menon. Palgrave/Macmillan.

2005. ‘The Corpse of Algerian Identity: Achour Ouamara’s La Défunte (The Deceased)’ in Staging Nationalism: Essays of Theatre and National Identity. Ed. Kiki Gounaridou. McFarland & Company.

2003. ‘The Challenge of Participation: Audiences at Living Stage Theatre Company’ in Audience Participation: Essays on Inclusion in Performance. Ed. Susan Kattwinkel. Praeger Publishers.

2001. ‘Theatre for the Next Generation: The Living Stage Theatre Company’s Project for Teen Mothers’ in Performing Democracy: International Perspectives on Urban Community‑Based Performance. Eds. Susan Haedicke and Tobin Nellhaus. University of Michigan Press.

Journal articles

2017. ‘Aroma-Home’s Edible Stories: An Urban Community Garden Performs’. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 32.4: 1-6.

2016. ‘Breaking a Legacy of Hatred: Friches Théâtre Urbain’s Lieu Commun’. Research in Drama Education 21.1.

2016. ‘Performing Farmscapes on Urban Streets’. Popular Entertainment Studies 7.1-2: 93-113.

2015. ‘Co-Performance of Bodies and Buildings: Compagnie Willi Dorner’s Bodies in Urban Spaces and fitting and Asphalt Piloten’s Around the Block’. Theatre Journal 67.4, Themed Issue: ‘Possible Worlds’. Ed. Joanne Tompkins.

2015. ‘Hope is a Wooded Time: An Eco-Performance of Biodiversity in Discarded Geographic and Social Space’. Co-authored with Sarah Harper, Friches Théâtre Urbain. Performing Ethos 5.1-2: 101-18. Themed issue: ‘Performing Ecos’. Eds. Bronwyn Preece and Jess Allen.

2006. ‘Discomfort at the Intersections of the Imaginary and Everyday Worlds in Friches Théâtre Urbain’s Macbeth for the Street’ in Text and Performance Quarterly 26.3.

2002. ‘Politics of Participation: Un Voyage Pas Comme Les Autres Sur Les Chemins De L’Exil’ in Theatre Topics 12.2.

2001. ‘Arts Advocacy Roundtable’ in Theatre Topics 11.1.

1998. ‘Dramaturgy in Community‑Based Theatre’ in Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 8.1.

1995. ‘Breaking the Silence: Dramaturgy, Multicultural Collaboration, and White Privilege’ in Theatre Symposium: a Journal of the Southeast Theatre Conference 3.

1993. ‘Theatre of the Imagination: The Creative Use of Script and Space in the Work of the Living Stage’ in Essays in Theatre 11.2.

Practice-as-Research Projects

2017. Dramaturg/playwright. Shout About It: Women talk about UK agriculture yesterday, today, tomorrow. One-woman performance on women in UK agriculture devised from interviews with women farmers, scientists, policy-makers, and service providers involved in various areas of UK agriculture.

2015-17. Dramaturg. The Winter’s Tale. Co-production between Teatr Biuro Podróży and Imagineer Productions, performed in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral, 2017.

2015-16. Co-creator with Baz Kershaw. Prairie Meander. Conceived and constructed on the prairie in Iowa, September 2016.

2014-15. Dramaturgical consultant. ‘Elemental Encounters’. Community-based multi-year project, part of Devizes Outdoor Celebratory Arts.

2011-14. Dramaturg. Hope is a Wooded Time. Applied theatre project on a protected wooded wasteland and its neighbouring communities (travellers, migrants, working class families) in Montreuil, France.

2013. Grow Warwick. Curation of twenty artistic and scientifically accurate performance installations that explored the use of art to increase understanding of sustainable local food production and introduced the possibility of making University of Warwick an edible campus.