Talks and Publications

Talks and Research Events

  • 2016: ‘Polyphonic Characterisation': a performance talk on the stereophonic articulation of character. Part of Sticky Thick: Thinking through Practice, Hosted by University of Kent’s Music and Fine Art Practice Research Forum at Whitstable Biennale.
  • 2016: ‘Transforming traumatic experience into theatre performance’. Trauma Patient Public Involvement Group, National Institute for Health Research, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
  • 2016: ‘Thinking Through Practice': Artist Lecture Series. Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2014: ‘Self and Loss of Self: the Actor and Characterisation.’ Contributing speaker at ‘Acting Naturally: a cross-disciplinary exploration of selfhood, persona and performance in training,’ convened by Amanda Stuart-Fisher at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
  • 2013: ‘Drama between Theatre and Dance: Reading New Work at Sadler’s Wells.’ A public talk commissioned by the Lilian Baylis Theatre on the interface between dance and post dramatic theatre. The talk included a close analysis of two works in the Sadler’s Wells programme: Study#3 by The Forsythe Company and Sideways Rain by Alias, and was followed by a discussion with Guilherme Botelho, artistic director of Alias Dance Company.
  • 2012: Research event, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. An analysis of Mats Ek’s dance film Smoke with choreographer and dance filmmaker Rosemary Lee.
  • 2011: Research event, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. An analysis of One Flat Thing, Reproduced by choreographer William Forsythe with Sadler’s Wells Producer and Head of Research, Emma Gladstone.

Publications

  • The Michael Chekhov Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide (forthcoming, 2015), London: Methuen.
  • ‘Diary of A Rehearsal Process: Rehearsing Diary of a Madman from the Michael Chekhov perspective’ in Journal of Dance, Theatre and Performance Training (2013), Pitches, J, Kirrillov, A (eds.), Michael Chekhov special issue, London: Routledge.
  • ‘The MCCUK Past, Present and Future: Interviews with Graham Dixon, Sarah Kane and Martin Sharp, conducted and edited by Tom Cornford, Cass Fleming and Sinéad Rushe in Journal of Dance, Theatre and Performance Training (2013), Pitches, J, Kirrillov, A (eds.), Michael Chekhov special issue, London: Routledge.
  • ‘An interview with Fiona Shaw,’ Outre-Scène (2009), Strasbourg: Editions du Théâtre National de Strasbourg.

Publications: translation

  • Translator on Travels with my Virginity (2011), a film written by Lee Simpson (Improbable Theatre) & Guy Dartnell development for Film 4, The Film Council (UK), EM Media and WarpX.
  • Faux Pas (2008), co-translation into French (with Sarah Hirschmuller) of He Stumbled by Howard Barker, Paris: Editions Théâtrales.
  • Arguments pour un théâtre (2006), co-translation into French (with Sarah Hirschmuller) of Arguments for a Theatre by Howard Barker, Paris: Les Solitaires Intempestifs.
  • Oncle Vanya (2006), co-translation into French (with Sarah Hirschmuller) of Uncle Vanya by Howard Barker, Paris: Editions Théâtrales. Commissioned by Agathe Alexis, Festival of Avignon.
  • L’Amour d’un brave type (2003), co-translation into French (with Sarah Hirschmuller) of The Love of a Good Man by Howard Barker, Paris: Editions Théâtrales. Commissioned by Jean-Paul Wenzel, Théâtre de Montluçon.
  • Blessures au visage, co-translation into French (with Sarah Hirschmuller) of Wounds to the Face by Howard Barker, Paris: Editions Théâtrales.
  • Les Possibilités (2001) co-translation into French (with Sarah Hirschmuller) of The Possibilities by Howard Barker, Paris: Editions Théâtrales. Première at Théâtre de la Tempête, Paris, produced by Philippe Adrien.