Areas of research:

  • radical pedagogy, forms of gathering and organisation derived from activist and social movements, planetary performance pedagogies
  • writing for performance, performance writing, collaborative writing
  • politics and theatricality, ‘theatre of real people’, ethics of representation and spectatorship
  • live art, experimental dance and performance, art and agency in relation to marginalised voices and experiences

I have published widely about contemporary performance for a variety of publications, including numerous academic articles as well as magazines and artist books, and also as part of innovative critical writing projects that foster interaction between audiences, artists, and critics. I have been a writer-in-residence and facilitated critical writing programmes in response to festivals such as Performance Saga (Bern), Spill Festival (London), Experimentica (Cardiff), and the National Review of Live Art (Glasgow).

My multi-part workshop for artists and practice-based researchers, “How we talk about the work is the work”, is designed to stimulate creative and multifaceted ways of responding to artistic practice. This workshop has been hosted by Nextwave Festival (Melbourne), RMIT University, Concordia University Montréal, AUT/University of Auckland, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have also given public talks and engagement as part of Liveworks Festival of Performance (Sydney), ArtsHouse Melbourne, and the Big Anxiety Festival (Sydney).

I am a core convenor of the interdisciplinary Performance Philosophy research network, and Co-Editor of the journals Performance Philosophy and Global Performance Studies, both of which champion Open Access and open source alternatives to for-profit publishing economies. I am an Associate Editor for field-defining journal Performance Research. As Assistant Editor for Contemporary Theatre Review, I created the public-facing Interventions website, which foregrounds innovative and responsive uses of digital media in relation to issues in contemporary theatre and politics.