Research Output per year
Mark has, since 2012, held a personal chair as Professor of Theatre Training and Education, and until August 2019 was Associate Dean (Student Experience) in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. He trained originally at the École Jacques Lecoq, and with Philippe Gaulier and Monika Pagneux, in Paris. His research interests are in the movement training of actors and performers, the creative use of reflective writing, and creative enterprise education and he welcomes interest from research students in these areas. As well as teaching and researching theatre practice he has over fifteen years’ experience of directing and performing new plays, site-specific performances, and community projects. He is an Associate Editor of the Theatre Dance and Performance Training Journal and has published widely on performer training and the history and development of physical theatre. As Associate Dean he is responsible for ensuring the quality of the student experience, and for supporting the development of excellent teaching and learning within the Faculty. He is an NCEE Enterprise Fellow, and has completed the NCEE International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme and the Oxford University/NCEE Entrepreneurial University Leadership Programme. In 2011 he led the University’s successful application for recognition as THE Enterpreneurial University of the Year.
My research focuses on performer training, in particular in relation to movement and physicality. I have written on the work of Jacques Copeau and Jacques Lecoq, and on the movement training of actors within the UK. I am currently researching time, temporality and training, as well as the wider impact of physical theatre practice within the UK.
Areas of Expertise:
- Actor and performer training
- Historical and contemporary development of mime, physical theatre and movement practice.
- The work of Jacques Lecoq and Jacques Copeau.
- Contemporary physical theatre practice.
Doctorate, Coventry University
Postgraduate Certificate, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Postgraduate Diploma, Cardiff University
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference