Theatre research interests

Browse the research interests of staff in the Theatre programme.

Sean Coyle

Scenography; performance design; queer performance; interdisciplinary art practice; performance art

Megan Evans

Asian Theatre, in particular, Traditional and Contemporary Chinese and Japanese practice

Nicola Hyland

Post-colonial performance; Hybridity and devised performance; Māori and Pasifika theatre and drama; World Shakespeare and Canonical Retellings; Critical Race theory; Youth performance

Lori Leigh

Early modern dramaturgy and stagecraft; Shakespearean adaptation (particularly of the Restoration and early 18th century); Women in Shakespeare; Representations of gender and sexuality in theatre; Playwriting and script development; American drama

David O'Donnell

New Zealand theatre; Māori and Pacific theatre; Community theatre; Directing; Shakespearean production

Sarah Thomasson

International arts festivals and their fringes; Space and place in performance; Digital humanities; Contemporary performance practices; Feminist performance; Directors' theatre

James Wenley

International performance of Aotearoa New Zealand theatre; Global theatre markets and industries; Touring; New Zealand theatre history; Criticism; Medicine and performance.