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Editorial Board

Platform is run by postgraduates for postgraduates. The Editorial Board is formed of some of our PhD students and collaborators from other universities. Read about our Board members and their research interests below.

James - Editor

...is a PhD student researching Russian theatre since 2000, in the context of the political, social, and cultural background under Putinism. He is based at the department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, under the supervision of Dr Chris Megson. He has presented at a number of academic conferences on subjects including the representation of Putin in theatre and Russian popular culture, and the staging of contemporary Russian drama in the United Kingdom. In the 2014-15 academic year James was a visiting lecture at Royal Holloway, where he designed and taught a module for second year undergraduates, “Russian Theatre and Culture.”

Catherine - Editor

...is an AHRC funded PhD student in the Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research is investigating the relationship between text and performance in contemporary British theatre. She has presented papers at the University of Reading, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the University of Sussex and the annual TaPRA Conference, and she has forthcoming papers in Contemporary Theatre Review and Theatre Notebook. Catherine is also a freelance theatre critic and arts journalist and has written for publications including The Guardian, The Stage and Exeunt.

Poppy - Book Reviews Editor

...is a playwright and Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway University of London. She is currently pursuing a PhD in the Drama Department, supervised by Dr Chris Megson. Her current research addresses contemporary theatre’s current fascination with “the real”. Poppy's creative work has been performed across the UK. For further details see: http://theagency.co.uk/the-clients/poppy-corbett/. She regularly writes theatre reviews and articles for the online theatre magazine Exeunt and has reviewed for the Times Higher magazine. She is a committee member of the Writers’ Guild on both the London and South East, and Editorial and Communications committee. She is also a committee member for the NRN (New Researchers’ Network) strand of the STR (Society for Theatre Research).

Chloé Arros

...is a PhD student in Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research focuses on story-telling in improvisational theatre, including different narrative tools and the part of the audience in the creative process. Prior to studying at Royal Holloway, Chloé worked on the art of improvisation and the workings and history of the form, starting as an undergraduate, then as a master's degree student.

Adam Rush

…is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Lincoln. His doctoral research explores the intertextual character of contemporary musical theatre and its role within popular culture. Most recently, Adam produced and co-directed The Addams Family for The Lincoln Company’s season at the Edinburgh Fridge Festival.

Siobhan O’Neill

… is studying for a PhD at Royal Holloway, supervised by Professor Helen Nicholson. Siobhan’s practice-based research lies at the interface between oral history and participatory arts practice, exploring approaches to public collaboration in the interpretative processes of history making. Concerned with the connection between authority and authorship, it examines the relationship between shared authority in oral history and co-creation in applied performance practice. This central theme broadens to consider the joint ambitions of both disciplines to articulate connections between place, community and belonging, and the use of polyvocality and metaphor in the representation of diverse lived experiences. Siobhan has over 20 years experience working as an artist, producer and facilitator in theatre, dance and applied performance, and have been commissioned by many arts organisations including the National Theatre Education, Clean Break Theatre, The Royal Opera House and Creative Partnerships.

Raz Weiner

…is a practitioner of theatre and stage. His MA project in Goldsmiths College focused on contemporary meanings and utilities of The Political in performance, and their scenographic implications. This study built on years of experience in community theatre and pedagogy in Israel/Palestine. Raz is currently working toward his PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London under the supervision of Dr. Bryce Lease. His research studies appearances and representations of 'Africa' and 'Africans' in Israeli public discourse, imaginary and cultural production. The long-term aim of his practice-based study is to experiment with the potential of performance to challenge moral geographies and discourses of race in Israel/Palestine.





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From 'Minutae, Mysteries and Magic,' Vol. 5, No.1


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