Find out more about the research interests and work of the Centre for Contemporary Theatre’s members here:


The Centre for Contemporary Theatre offers a space for people working in the fields of theatre and performance as practitioners to develop and reflect upon their work.  The work of our Fellows encompasses writing, directing, performing and producing in various different capacities.

  • Fauve Alice is a performer and maker who creates playful, provocative, sensual performance pieces which explore and question normative social values. She works in both national and international contexts.
  • Alinah Azadeh is an artist using performance, installation and digital media to create poetic and provocative narratives around identity, loss, and our personal and social relationships. She works mainly in the public realm and collaboratively.
  • Dickie Beau is an artist and performer, who makes work that draws on diverse traditions including drag, theatre, cabaret, dance and mime – without being exclusive to one school’s rules. He merges contemporary culture with queer twists and informed echoes of the past.
  • Emma Bennett makes performances with speech. She writes about and teaches performance, and collaborates with composer Antonia Barnett-McIntosh. Her work centres on everyday chit-chat: its improvised tactics, bad metaphors and flippant procedures.
  • Bourgeois and Maurice are one of the UK’s leading alternative cabaret acts. Their work explores contemporary cultural and social issues from a strongly satirical perspective. They have recorded three studio albums and are currently working on a full-length musical.
  • Hester Chillingworth makes performance work and installations, which often play with language, interpretation, mischief and shame. Hester has worked closely with Forced Entertainment for over a decade, been Thinker-in-Residence at the Live Art Development Agency, and Artistic Director of GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN performance company.
  • Olga Danylyuk is a theatre director, curator and researcher. Her PhD was entitled ‘Virtually True’. Intermedial Strategies in the Staging of War Conflict (RCSSD, University of London). She is a founder of Upper Floor in Mystetskyi Arsenal and I-DO Lab company, Kyiv.
  • Andrew Dickson is a writer and critic. A former arts editor at The Guardian, he writes regularly for the paper and makes frequent appearances on the BBC. He has contributed to The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare. He blogs at
  • Chris Goode‘s diverse body of work as a theatre maker over two decades has been seen across a wide range of venues and contexts, from Sydney Opera House and Tate Modern Turbine Hall to the most marginal spaces on the London fringe.
  • Lily Hunter Green is a sound installation artist and contemporary composer. She joins us as Artist is Residence to develop Bee Composed Live, an immersive project exploring bees and the environment.
  • Julius Green is a theatre producer and author of How To Produce a West End Show. He teaches Creative Producing at Birkbeck and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His latest book Curtain Up: Agatha Christie: a Life in Theatre is published by Harper Collins.
  • Robert Hylton is a movement based artist, researcher, director and teacher, who works in multiple forms from film to stage and site specific spaces. Currently researching otherness, migration and hip hop through African diaspora performance history and speculative future.
  • Susan Kempster is a choreographer, performer, teacher, theatre maker and movement coach/director. Her current research interests centre around performer and audience presence and are the fruit of working with and studying the body in performance for more than three decades.
  • Martin Lewton is Artistic Director of Theatre North and Barcelona International Festival of Solo Performance. As a writer and performer he specialises in work that uses the naked body as a tool for storytelling within an LGBT context.
  • Brian Logan has been artistic director of Camden People’s Theatre since 2011. Brian is also co-director of the touring company Cartoon de Salvo, with whom he has devised and performed in 11 major shows; and also works as a playwright and journalist.
  • Elizabeth Lynch is an arts producer and practitioner who works with artists, young people and communities. She is interested in arts and science collaborations and socially engaged practice
  • Rachel Mars is a performance maker borrowing from theatre, live art and comedy. Her work interrogates the cultural and social constructs that dictate our daily interactions. She is currently obsessed with envy, a return to narrative, and the double-act.
  • Kris Nelson is Artistic Director/Joint CEO of LIFT. Previously he was Festival Director of Dublin Fringe Festival and founding director of Antonym, a Montreal-based agency promoting experimental Canadian artists. Kris is also a dramaturg and graduate of Langara College’s Studio 58 in Vancouver.
  • Julia Pascal is a playwright and theatre director. Her work is published and widely produced. She is working on a new play exploring a meeting between Hannah Arendt, Charlotte Salomon and Eva Daube when they were imprisoned as ‘undesirables’  in 1940 France.
  • Arti Prashar is Spare Tyre Theatre Company’s Artistic Director/CEO. Her current interests are twofold: in the disconnect that is in our urban communities, in ageing/end of life and spirituality, and what is the role of the arts in these two areas.
  • Bruno Roubicek is a performer, including a decade as guest artist with Forced Entertainment, and a researcher gaining a PhD at Birkbeck. Interests centre on ways performers can act with comedy and scenography to stage the ecological thought.
  • Shabnam Shabazi is a multi-disciplinary ‘artivist’, a maker and enabler of creative projects, working with object, video/digital media, text, performance, collage and installation. Participation and creating platforms to give voice to important issues are at the heart of Shabnam’s practice.
  • Alda Terracciano is an installation artist inspired by the intrinsically poetic quality of everyday life. As a researcher and activist she has explored the intersection between bodies, memories, urban space, and digital environments with culturally diverse communities nationally and internationally.
  • Louise Wilcox