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Centre for International Theatre and Performance Research


The Centre for International Theatre and Performance Research, established in 2009, is a key feature of the department’s research strategy. It fosters research across a range of historical, geographical, political and methodological spheres to advance cutting-edge thinking on theatre and performance topics with a distinct international aspect.

The centre operates as an intellectual and structural support for researchers of all levels, from postgraduate through to senior staff, and an umbrella for individual and collaborative projects within the department. It also enables links with innovative research centres, projects and networks within and beyond Britain, as well as with local performing arts bodies and their interpretive communities.

Although its focus is primarily on theatre and performance research, the Centre is interdisciplinary in both spirit and practice, incorporating perspectives from anthropology, history, musicology, literary studies, film and cultural geography.

Director: Professor Elizabeth Schafer     Deputy Director: Professor Matthew Isaac Cohen

Specific Research Areas

• Postcolonial, Cross-cultural and Intercultural Performance
ImageforCITPRwebsite Indigeneity in Transnational Contexts
• Asian Theatre: Traditional and Contemporary
• International Performance Training Practices
• Nation, Diaspora, Globalisation
• Performance and Asylum
• Border Spaces/Border Performances
• Global Shakespeare(s)
• Performance and Politics in Contemporary Australia
• Applied Theatre: International Perspectives.

The Centre’s flagship project is 'Indigeneity in the Contemporary World: Performance, Politics, Belonging|' led by Helen Gilbert and funded by the European Research Council from 2009–2014. It also hosts the Performance and Asylum Research Network|, currently convened by Emma Cox.


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