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Edited books

Edited journals

Edited programmes

  • Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Programme Essays, 2011.

Articles in peer reviewed journals

  • World Factory: The politics of conversation [theatre and performance],' Contemporary Theatre Review: Interventions, Volume 25, Issue 4, 2015.
  • ‘Cyberactivism and the Emergence of #TeamPanti,’ in Theatre Research International, 40.1 (2015), pp. 104-107.
  • ‘Touching, Flirting, Whispering: Performing Intimacy in Public,’ TDR: The Drama Review, T2224 (2014), pp. 56-67.
  • ‘On Affirmation,’ in Performance Research: ‘On Affirmation,’ 19.2. (2014), pp. 1-3. [With Catherine Silverstone].
  • 'Saving Ulster From Sodomy and Hysteria: Sex, Politics and Performance.' Contemporary Theatre Review, Volume 23, Number 3, 2013, pp. 291-301.
  • ‘Queer Publics, Public Queers.’ Performing Ethos 2.2, ‘Queer Publics,’ 2012, pp. 91-94. ‘Performance and Queer Praxes: Recent Paradigmatic Shifts.’ Theatre Research International, Volume 36, Issue 3, 2011, pp. 283-285.
  • ‘From Enthusiasm to Encounter-Event: Bracha L. Ettinger, Samuel Beckett and the Theatre of Affect.’ Parallax, Volume 17, Number 2, 2011, pp. 110-123.
  • ‘A View From Behind: Matrixiality, Masculinity, Queer Theory.’ Studies in the Maternal, Issue 2, 2009, pp. 1-6.
  • Big Love: Relationality, Ethics and the Art of Letting Go.Theatre Research International, Volume 35, Issue 1, 2010, pp. 17-31.
  • ‘Critical Disorientations: Intoxication, Engagement and Performance.’ Contemporary Theatre Review, Volume 20, Issue 2, 2010, pp. 241-244.
  • ‘Between Deaths: Screening Jade Goody.’ Contemporary Theatre Review. Volume 19, Issue 3, 2009, pp. 382-385.
  • ‘Redressing the Past, Cross-dressing the Future.’ Foilsiú, Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 8, 2009, pp. 79-92.
  • ‘Cock Tales: Homosexuality, Trauma and the Cosmopolitan Queer.’ Film Ireland, Issue 120, January/February 2008, pp. 16-18.
  • ‘Shirley Temple Bar at the Abbey: Irish Theatre, Queer Performance and the Politics of Disidentification.’ Irish Theatre International, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2008, pp. 53-72.
  • ‘The Erotics and Politics of Masochistic Self-Abjection in Jackass.’ Gender Forum, Issue 18, 2007. View e-journal at
  • ‘“About Time’ and Irish Theatre Practice.’ Contemporary Theatre Review, Volume 15, Issue 1, 2005, pp. 171-174.


  • 'Viral Hamlet: History, Memory, Kinship,' in Theatres of Contagion: Transmitting Early Modern to Contemporary Performance, ed. Fintan Walsh (London and New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2019), pp. forthcoming.
  • ‘Disappearing Act,’  in Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage, ed. Daniel Sack (London and New York: Routledge, 2017), p. 62.
  • Gloss to Pablo Helguera's ‘Otto’s Self Board Meeting,’in Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage, ed. Daniel Sack (London and New York: Routledge, 2017), p. 165.
  • ‘Encountering the Pose,’ in The Last Known Pose: Essays and Reflections on the works of Qasim Riza Shaheen, ed. Monica Pearl (Manchester: Cornerhouse, forthcoming 2017).
  • 'On Generous Performance,' in 'It's All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells, eds. Dee Heddon and Dominic Johnson (London and Bristol: LADA/Intellect, 2016), pp. 232-246.
  • ‘Queer Performance and the Drama of Disorientation,’ in Queer Dramaturgies: International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer, eds. Alyson Campbell and Steve Farrier (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp. 313-329.
  • 'The Power of the Powerless: Theatre in Turbulent Times,' in 'That Was Us': Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance, ed. Fintan Walsh (London: Oberon Books, 2013), pp. 1-18.
  • ‘The Matter of Queer Politics and Ethics: Antony Hegarty and The Crying Light,’ in Performance, Identity and the Neo-Political Subject, eds. Matthew Causey and Fintan Walsh (London and New York: Routledge, 2013), pp. 215-229.
  • ‘Introduction: Performance, Identity and the Neo-Political Subject,’ in Performance, Identity and the Neo-Political Subject, eds. Matthew Causey and Fintan Walsh (London and New York: Routledge, 2013), pp. 1-18. [with Matthew Causey]
  • 'Pride, Politics, and the Right to Perform,’ in Theory on the Edge: Irish Studies and the Politics of Sexual Difference, eds. Noreen Giffney and Mira Hird (Baskingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2013), pp. 105-122.
  • ‘Mourning Sex: The Aesthetics of Queer Relationality in Contemporary Film,’ in Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts, ed. Claire Bracken and Emma Radley (Cork: Cork University Press, 2013), pp. 215-228.
  • ‘The Flaming Archive,’ in Queer Notions: New Plays and Performances from Ireland, ed. Fintan Walsh (Cork: Cork University Press, 2010), pp. 1-16.
  • ‘Touching, Feeling, Cross-dressing: On the Affectivity of Queer Performance,’ in Deviant Acts: Essays on Queer Performance, ed. David Cregan (Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2009), pp. 55-72.
  • ‘Introduction: Performance Studies and Irish Culture,’ in Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 1-10.
  • ‘Homelysexuality and the “Beauty” Pageant,’ in Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 196-210.
  • ‘Masculinity, Victimization and the Recuperation of Authority in InterMission,’ in Essays on Irish Literary Criticism: Themes of Gender, Sexuality, and Corporeality, eds. Sharon Tighe-Mooney and Deirdre Quinn (Credigion and New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2008), pp. 195-210.


  • ‘To Try for Something Extraordinary.’ [Interview with playwright Ursula Rani Sarma] Irish Theatre Magazine, 26 June 2012.
  • ‘Singing Out You Feelings.’ [Interview with director Wayne Jordan] Irish Theatre Magazine, 30 March 2012.
  • ‘I Try to Get Under the Skin.’ [Interview with playwright Nancy Harris] Irish Theatre Magazine, 12 December 2011.
  • ‘Pan Pan: Theatre of Ideas.’ [Interview with Gavin Quinn, Co-Artistic Director of Pan Pan Theatre Company] Irish Theatre Magazine, 24 August 2011.
  • ‘A Vocation and an Addiction.’ [Interview with playwright Phillip McMahon] Irish Theatre Magazine, 4 November 2009.

Other articles, reports and commentaries

  • 'On Wounding and Winding Up.' Lecture given at Masculinity in the Time of Trump: A Feminist Response to Wounding and Victimhood, The Cortauld Institute of Art, 26 January 2017.
  • ‘Keeping Everything Completely Alive: Corn Exchange's Dubliners. Irish Theatre Magazine, 30 August 2012.
  • ‘The Transformative Power of Having Fun: Alternative Miss Ireland and Contemporary Irish Theatre. ’ Irish Theatre Magazine, 21 February 2012.
  • ‘Graphic Tensions: What Posters Say About Plays.’ Irish Theatre Magazine, 21 June 2011.
  • ‘Practicalities and Possibilities: Reflections on the National Networking Day for Collaborative Arts.’ Essay commissioned by National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts Practice. 18 October 2010.
  • ‘Documentary Theatre: Beyond Information.’ Irish Theatre Magazine, 14 April 2010.
  • ‘Permission to Take Risks.’ Irish Theatre Magazine, 6 May 2010.
  • ‘Child’s Play: Making Theatre for Young Audiences.’ Irish Theatre Magazine, 17 December 2009.
  • ‘Anything But Mainstream.’ Irish Theatre Magazine, Volume 7, Number 31, 2007.
  • ‘The Politics of Desire: The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.’ Irish Theatre Magazine, Volume 6, Number 27, 2006.
  • ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls? Contemporary British Performance and Irish Theatre.’ Irish Theatre Magazine. Volume 5, Issue 22, 2005.
  • ‘Fringe Frontiers: Goes Social.’ Irish Theatre Magazine. Volume 4, Issue 21, 2004.

Book reviews

Numerous reviews published in journals such as Contemporary Theatre Review, Irish Theatre Magazine, Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society and Theatre Research International.

Theatre and performance reviews

+150 in Irish Theatre Magazine.