Dr Tom Cornford (Central School of Speech and Drama)
Life-lines, Meshworks, Knots and Tangles: Theorising the Work of Theatre Studios
David Winters (University of Cambridge)
Theory and the Creative Writing Classroom: Conceptual Revision in the School of Gordon Lish
Chaired by Jack Belloli (University of Cambridge)
This seminar explores two intersecting questions about processes of teaching and developing creative practice. What kinds of theory are appropriate to the task of articulating and documenting such development? And how can these processes themselves become vectors for the apparently abstract and pre-defined work of 'theory‘?
Tom Cornford is a Lecturer in Theatre and Performance at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London and a director and dramaturg. He was previously Lecturer in Theatre at the University of York and has taught acting and directing in the UK, the USA and Germany.
He is the author of numerous articles about theatre practices and is currently completing his first monograph, Theatre Studios: Practices, Philosophies and Politics of Ensemble Theatre Making.
David Winters is the authorized biographer of Gordon Lish, about whom he is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Cambridge.
His writing has appeared in Critical Quarterly, The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Radical Philosophy and elsewhere. He also regularly contributes literary criticism and journalism to The Guardian, the TLS, the LARB, and other publications. His essay collection Infinite Fictions was published in January 2015, and he is co-editor in chief of 3:AM Magazine.
Open to all. No registration required.
Part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN), series.
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