Aleks Sierz

Aleks Sierz is Senior Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, and teaches at the London branch of Boston University.

Aleks holds a first-class honours BA in Politics and Modern History (University of Manchester 1975), Postgraduate Diploma in Archive Studies (University College London, 1977), MA in Arts Criticism (City University London, 1993) and PhD (University of Westminster, 2006). He is author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (Faber, 2001), The Theatre of Martin Crimp (Methuen Drama, 2006), John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger (Continuum, 2008), Rewriting the Nation: British Theatre Today (Methuen Drama, 2011) and Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s (Methuen Drama, 2012).

He edited The Methuen Drama Book of 21st Century British Plays (2010) and The Methuen Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights (2011). He is also co-editor of the Continuum Modern Theatre Guides and of the theatreVOICE website. He is a member of the UK Critics’ Circle and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. He also works as a journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and roving theatre critic (for Tribune, The Stage and The Arts Desk). He was a co-investigator for “Ethical Issues in Contemporary British Theatre since 1989: Globalization, Theatricality, Spectatorship” (FFI2012-31842), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, and is now a co-investigator for “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community”, a four-year research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and the EU European Regional Development Fund (FFI2016-75443).

Contemporary British Theatre

2018: “British Theatre after Brexit: One Year on”, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 40: 3), pp. 60-70.

2018: “‘I Think We All Need Stories, We Make Up Stories So That We Can Get By”: New Writing in the United Kingdom’. Special Issue: El cambio de paradigma en las escrituras dramáticas del siglo XXI, Pygmalion: Revista de teatro general y comparado 9/17-10/18 https://www.ucm.es/revistapygmalion/ultimo-numero

2018: “El país de qui? Un ‘work in progress’: reflexions sobre el teatre, la identitat nacional i el Brexit”, (Pausa.): Quadern de teatre contemporani 40, http://www.revistapausa.cat/el-pais-de-qui-un-work-in-progress-reflexions-sobre-el-teatre-la-identitat-nacional-i-el-brexit/

2017: “Introduction”, Steven Berkoff, Greek and Decadence. London: Faber, pp vii-xvi.

2017: “Dark Times: British theatre after Brexit”, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 39: 1, pp. 3-11.

2016: “W Bialym Czerepie Pod Skóra” [The Skull Beneath the Skin], programme notes for Szczepan Orlowski’s Cattle, dir. Jacek Szczepanek (Warsaw: Teatr Studio, December).

2016: “Mark Ravenhill: Globalisation, Capitalism and In-Yer-Face Theatre”, programme notes for revival of Ravenhill’s Over There, dir. Fred Abrahamse (Cape Town: Upstairs at Alexander Bar, November).

2016: with Cen Wei, “British In-Yer-Face Theatre in and Beyond the 1990s: An Interview with Aleks Sierz”, Foreign Literature Studies (Wuhan, China) 38: 4, pp. 1-6.

2016: with Louise LePage, Billy Smart, Chris Megson and Dan Rebellato, “Things That Always Tend To Happen in Simon Stephens’s Plays”, Contemporary Theatre Review website, September: www.contemporarytheatrereview.org/2016/things-that-always-tend-to-happen-in-simon-stephens-plays/

2016: “UCL Guest Session: Attempts on His Life — Martin Crimp — Playwright, Translator, Translated”, Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance 9: 1, pp. 101-16.

2016: extracts of In-Yer-Face Theatre, Broken Things: Three Stabs at Postmodernism. Ed. Niels-Martin Trier Josefsen. Copenhagen: Lindhardt og Ringhof, pp. 16-23.

2016: “Caryl Churchillová” [Caryl Churchill], programme notes for revival of Churchill’s Love and Information, dir. Petra Tejnorová (Prague: Národni Divadlo, February).

2015: with Lia Ghilardi, The Time-Traveller’s Guide to British Theatre: The First Four Hundred Years. London: Oberon Books.

2015: “Chronology” and “Introduction”, Contemporary English Plays. Ed. Aleks Sierz. London: Methuen Drama, pp. vi-xx.

2015: “Introduction”, The Pitchfork Disney. Ed. Philip Ridley. London: Methuen Drama,  pp. 1-22.

2015: “New Writing in the UK 2015: A Mid-Year Overview”, Contemporary Theatre Review 25: 4, pp. 590-2.

2015: “What Ever Happened to In-Yer-Face Theatre?”, Coup de Théâtre special issue on “Le théâtre In-Yer-Face aujourd’hui: bilans et perspectives” 29, pp. 17-36.

2015: “New Writing in the UK in 2014”, Contemporary Theatre Review 25: 1, pp. 135-7.

2014: “Foreword”, Ethical Speculations in Contemporary British Theatre. Eds. Mireia Aragay and Enric Monforte. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. ix-xi.

2014: “Aleks Sierz [on Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life]”, 100 Critical Moments. Ed. Simon Tait. London: Critics’ Circle, p. 16.

2014: “Changing Stories, Changing Things: Dennis Kelly and Alexandra Wood in conversation with Aleks Sierz”, Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance 7: 2, pp. 241-56.

2014: “Can New Writing Do Better?”, Contemporary Theatre Review, 24: 1, pp. 129-31.

2014: “Writer or director? The Case of Martin Crimp”, Contemporary Theatre Review website special feature on the playwright’s work, http://www.contemporarytheatrereview.org/2014/writer-or-director/

2014: “British Theatre Criticism: The End of the Road?”, Critical byte, Theatre Futures website, Rose Bruford College, http://theatrefutures.org.uk/critical-byte/2014/03/03/british-theatre-criticism-the-end-of-the-road/

2014: “Dramat Brytyjski w czasach oszczednosci” [“British New Writing in an Age of Austerity”], Dialog (Polish drama monthly) 12 December, pp. 96-107.

2013: “A New Crisis in New Writing?”, Contemporary Theatre Review 23: 2, pp. 249-51.

2013: “Caryl Churchillová”, Svet a Divadlo [Czech theatre magazine] 5, pp. 117-22.

2013: “Introduction”, Dennis Kelly, Plays Two: Taking Care of Baby; DNA; Orphans; The Gods Weep; Our Teacher’s a Troll. London: Oberon, pp. 7-14.

2012: Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s. Voices, Documents, New Interpretations. London: Methuen Drama.

2012: “Concerning Censorship”, Out of Silence: Censorship in Theatre & Performance. Ed. Caridad Svich. Roskilde: EyeCorner Press, pp. 297-301.

2012: “‘Introduction’, Tanika Gupta”, Political Plays: Gladiator Games; White Boy; Sanctuary; Sugar Mummies. London: Oberon, pp. 9-16.

2012: “Introduction”, Laura Wade, Plays One: Colder Than Here; Breathing Corpses; Other Hands. London: Oberon, pp. 7-14.

2012: “British Theatre Today: A Report on its Health”, Hard Times 91, pp. 2-6.

2012: ‘Middle-Class Kings and Queens’, [New Writing], Theater der Zeit, [German theatre magazine], pp. 22-9.

2011: Rewriting the Nation: British Theatre Today. London: Methuen Drama.

2011: co-editor with Martin Middeke and Peter Paul Schnierer, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights. London: Methuen Drama.

2011: “Death as a Theatrical Experience”, Howard Barker Interviews 1980-2010: Conversations in Catastrophe. Ed. Mark Brown. Bristol: Intellect, pp. 111-20.

2011: “‘D’you really give my scribbling that much thought?’ Narrative Games in the Plays of Martin Crimp”, Narrative in Drama. Eds. Merle Tönnies and Christina Flotmann. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, pp. 207-25.

2011: “Narrative in Contemporary Drama (Dennis Kelly in Conversation with Aleks Sierz)”, Narrative in Drama. Eds. Merle Tönnies and Christina Flotmann. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, pp. 227-43.

2011: “Jez Butterworth”, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights. Eds. Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer and Aleks Sierz. London: Methuen Drama, pp. 42-61.

2011: “Aleks Sierz”, ‘Close-Up Magic’: 40 Years at the Bush Theatre”. Ed. Neil Burkey. London:  Bush/Third Millennium, pp. 153-4.

2011: “Can Old Forms Be Reinvigorated? Radical Populism and New Writing in British Theatre Today”, Popular Forms for a Radical Theatre. Eds. Caridad Svich and Sarah Ruhl. South Gate, CA: NoPassport Press, pp. 74-96. [Reprint of article from 2006: Contemporary Theatre Review  16: 3 ].

2011: “‘We were having fun!’: Musical Discord in London’s West End!”, Le Musical: Stage and Screen/Théâtre et Cinéma. Eds. Claude Coulon and Jean-Pierre Simard. Collection Coup de Theatre, RADAC. pp. 91-8.

2011: “Theatre Translation as Collaboration: Aleks Sierz, Martin Crimp, Nathalie Abrahami, Colin Teevan, Zoe Svendsen and Michael Walton Discuss Translation for the Stage”, Contemporary Theatre Review 21: 2, pp. 213-25.

2011: “Divadelni kritik s poslanim”, Hybris [Czech theatre magazine], pp. 30-5.

2011: “Od Disneyho k Enronu: Nove drama a soucasne Britske divadlo”, Svet a Divadlo, WAT (World/ Visegrad and Theatre) [Czech theatre magazine], pp. 138-46.

2011: “New Women Playwrights”, Contemporary Theatre Review 21: 4, pp. 542-4.

2010: “Marina Carr”, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights. Eds. Martin Middeke and Peter Paul Schnierer. London; Methuen Drama, pp. 37-56.

2010: “New Writing 2009”, Contemporary Theatre Review 20: 1, pp. 129-31.

2010:Blasted Ethics”, Performing Ethos, 1: 1, pp. 111-2.

2010: “After New Labour: Trends in New Writing for British Theatre”, Anglo Files (Danish Association of Teachers of English) 158, pp. 46-53.

2009: review of Theatre Censorship in Britain: Silencing, Censure and Suppression (Helen Freshwater, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), Contemporary Theatre Review 19: 4, pp. 497-8.

2009: review of Sex on Stage: Gender and Sexuality in Post-War British Theatre (Andrew Wyllie, Bristol: Intellect, 2009), New Theatre Quarterly 99, p. 292.

2009: review of Buzz Buzz! Playwrights, Actors and Directors at the National Theatre (Jonathan Croall, London: Methuen, 2008), New Theatre Quarterly 97, pp 101-2.

2009: “Some Traces of Katie Mitchell”, Theater Forum 34, pp. 51-9.

2009: “New Writing: Scanning the Horizon”, Contemporary Theatre Review 19: 1, pp. 131-3.

2009: “Putting a New Lens on the World: Philip Ridley in Conversation with Aleks Sierz”, New Theatre Quarterly 98, pp. 109-117.

2009: “Nove pisanie pre sucasne Britske divadlo” [New writing for British theatre today], Konkretne o Divadle [Slovakian theatre magazine] 3: 6, pp. 32-7.

2009: “El teatre Britànic, avui”, Tres Mirades Sobre el Teatre Britànic Contemporani, DDT: Documents de Dansa i Teatre 14, Barcelona:  Teatre Lliure, pp. 9-21.

2009: “Az új írás a kortárs brit színházban” [New writing in British theatre], Színház [Hungarian theatre magazine] 62: 10, pp. 60-3.

2009: “Blair i po Blairze: nowy dramat Brytyjski”, Dialog (Polish drama monthly) 12, pp. 54-65.

2008: review of Political Theatre in Post-Thatcher Britain: New Writing1995-2005 (Amelia Howe Kritzer, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) in New Theatre Quarterly 96, pp. 398-9.

2008: John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger. London: Continuum.

2008: “‘We All Need Stories’: The Politics of In-Yer-Face Theatre”, Cool Britannia? British Political Drama in the 1990s. Eds. Rebecca D’Monte and Graham Saunders. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 23-37.

2008: “‘We’re All Bloody Hungry’: Images of Hunger and the Construction of the Gendered Self in Sarah Kane’s Blasted”, Hunger on the Stage. Eds. Elisabeth Angel-Perez and Alexandra Poulain. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 268-79.

2008: “Post-1950 Drama”, The Year’s Work in English Studies, 87 [work published in 2006]. Eds. William Baker and Kenneth Womack. Oxford: The English Association/Oxford University Press, pp. 922-30.

2008: “In-Yer-Face Theatre and After: A Decade of New Writing in British Drama”, PASE Studies in Literature and Culture. Eds. Magdalena Cieslak and Agnieszka Rasmus. Łódź: Łódź University Press, pp. 21-31.

2008: “La Nueva Dramaturgia en la Gran Bretaña” [New writing in Britain], Pasodegato 33, pp. 38-41.

2008: “Entre el realismo y la metafísica: el teatro contemporáneo en Gran Bretaña, hoy” [New writing in Britain], Primer Acto 323, pp. 10-6.

2008: “Reality Sucks: The Slump in British New Writing”, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 89, 30: 2, pp. 102-7.

2008: “As Long as the Punters Enjoy It: Tanika Gupta in Conversation with Aleks Sierz”, New Theatre Quarterly 95, 24: 3, pp. 260-9.

2007: “Richard Bean in Conversation with Aleks Sierz”, Drama and/after Postmodernism. Eds. Christoph Henke and Martin Middeke. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, pp. 351-361.

2007: “Entry on ‘Angry Young Men’”, The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama, 1. Eds. Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 47-8.

2007: “‘Political what-do-ya-call it’: British Drama and its Politics”, Anglistentag 2006 Halle: Proceedings. Eds. Sabine Volk-Birke and Julia Lippert. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, pp. 203-13.

2007: “Post-1950 Drama”, The Year’s Work in English Studies, 86 [work published in 2005]. Eds. William Baker and Kenneth Womack. Oxford: The English Association/Oxford University Press, pp. 831-41.

2007: “British New Writing Today”, Western European Stages 19: 1, pp. 5-8.

2007: “New Writing for Theatre: A Public Discussion”, Western European Stages 19: 1, pp. 37-48.

2007: “Theatre Voices in the Blogosphere”, Contemporary Theatre Review 17: 2, pp. 266-8.

2007: “‘Form Follows Function’: Meaning and Politics in Martin Crimp’s Fewer Emergencies”, Modern Drama  50: 3 , pp. 375-93.

2007: “New Writing: The Old Guard Departs”, Contemporary Theatre Review 17: 4, pp. 596-9.

2007: “Nova dramaturgia na Gra-Bretanha: como definir o teatro contemporaneo?” [New writing in Britain: how do we define the contemporary?], Sinais de Cena 8, Lisbon: Associacao Portuguesa de Criticos de Teatro, pp. 31-6.

2006: review of Staging the UK (Jen Harvie, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004), Theatre Research International 2: 31, pp 205-6.

2006: The Theatre of Martin Crimp. London: Methuen.

2006: “Entry on ‘The National Theatre’”, The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature 4. Eds. David Scott Kastan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 82-6.

2006: “Post-1950 Drama”, The Year’s Work in English Studies, 85 [work published in 2004]. Eds. William Baker and Kenneth Womack. Oxford: The English Association/Oxford University Press, pp. 810-8.

2006: “Alternative or Mainstream?: London Fringe Theatre in Image and Reality”, Mapping Uncertain Territories: Space and Place in Contemporary Theatre and Drama. Eds. Thomas Rommel and Mark Schreiber. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, pp. 23-38.

2006: “‘Crippling debt and a diminished will to live’: Art, Commerce and New Writing in British Theatre”, New European Drama: Art or Commercial Product?, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium of Theatre Critics. Ed. Katarina Ciric-Petrovic. Novi Sad: Sterijino Pozorje, pp. 267-75.

2006: “‘Two worlds fighting each other’: Roy Williams and Contemporary Black British Theatre”, Staging New Britain: Aspects of Black and South Asian British Theatre Practice. Eds. Geoffrey V. Davis and Anne Fuchs. Brussels: Presses Interuniversitaires Européennes, pp 177-88.

2006: “What Kind of England Do We Want?: Roy Williams in Conversation with Aleks Sierz”, New Theatre Quarterly 86, 22: 2, pp. 113-21.

2006: “‘Can old forms be reinvigorated?’ Radical Populism and New Writing in British Theatre Today”, Contemporary Theatre Review  16: 3, pp. 301-11.

2006: “New Writing 2006”, Contemporary Theatre Review 16: 3, pp. 371-3.

2006: “The Question is the Ultimate Discomfort: Martin Crimp in Conversation with Aleks Sierz”, New Theatre Quarterly 88, 22: 4, pp. 352-60.

2006: “Martin Crimp Checklist”, New Theatre Quarterly 88, 22: 4, pp. 361-3.

2006: “After In-Yer-Face Theatre: Latest Trends in British Drama”, Anglo Files (Danish Association of Teachers of English) 142, pp. 16-20.

2005: review of Makers of Modern Theatre: An Introduction (Robert Leach, London: Routledge, 2005), New Theatre Quarterly 84, p. 398.

2005: review of Performing Opposition: Modern Theatre and the Scandalized Audience (Neil Blackadder, London: Oberon, 2000), New Theatre Quarterly 81, pp. 101-2.

2005: “Entries on ‘Sarah Kane’ and ‘Mark Ravenhill’”, Bruccoli Clark Layman, Dictionary of Literary Biography: Vol 310 British and Irish Dramatists Since World War II. Ed. John Bull Farmington Hills. Michigan: Thomson Gale, pp. 105-114, 230-8.

2005: “Ken Urban: An Introduction”, New York Theater Review. Ed. Brook Stowe New York: Black Wave Press, pp. 243-5.

2005: “Post-1950 Drama”, The Year’s Work in English Studies, 84 [work published in 2003]. Eds. William Baker and Kenneth Womack. Oxford: The English Association/Oxford University Press, pp. 828-37. 

2005: “John Osborne and the Myth of Anger” [reprint of the 1996 NTQ article], Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism 153. Ed. in Linda Pavlovski. Michigan: Thomson Gale, pp. 298-306.

2005: “Frantic Assembly”, Theatre Forum 26, pp. 3-9.

2005: “Niesmialosc? Tak, ale co dalej?” [Timid? Yes, but what next?], Dialog (Polish drama monthly) 7-8, pp. 127-36.

2005: “Beyond Timidity?: The State of British New Writing”, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 81, 27: 3, pp. 55-61.

2005: “Sarah Kane: a última entrevista”, Artistas unidos 14, pp. 66-7.

2005: “‘Big Ideas’ for Big Stages, 2004”, New Theatre Quarterly 81, 21: 1, pp. 96-8.

2004: review of A Life (Dominic Shellard, Kenneth Tynan, New Haven: Yale) and The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan (John Lahr (ed.), London: Bloomsbury, 2004), Contemporary Theatre Review, 2: 14, pp. 101-2.

2004: review of About Hare: The Playwright and the Work (Richard Boon, London: Faber, 2003), New Theatre Quarterly 78, pp. 198-9.

2004: “‘Dug kji obogaljuje i smanjena zelja za zivotom”: umetnost, komercijala i in-er-face teatar” [“Crippling debt and a diminished will to live”: art, commerce and in-yer-face theatre], Teatron (Serbian drama magazine) 124/125, pp. 129-139.

2004: “Vel’ka britania: autor je ten, kto pomenuva a definuje” [Great Britain: how we can help the author], Javisko (Czech drama annual) 35, p. 54-5.

2004: “Brytyjski teatr faktu dzis” [Verbatim theatre in Britain today], Dialog (Polish drama monthly) 8, pp. 60-5. 

2004: “Entry on ‘Sarah Kane’”, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [New DNB], Vol 30 [Jenner-Keayne]. Eds. HCG Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 873-4.

2004: “Post-1950 Drama”, The Year’s Work in English Studies, 83 [work published in 2002]. Eds. William Baker and Kenneth Womack. Oxford: The English Association/Oxford University Press, pp. 775-84.

2004: “‘To recommend a cure’: Beyond Social Realism and In-Yer-Face Theatre”, Extending the Code: New Forms of Dramatic and Theatrical Expression. Eds. Hans-Ulrich Mohr and Kerstin Mächler. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, pp. 45-62.

2004: “‘Me and my mates’: The State of English Playwriting, 2003”, New Theatre Quarterly 77, 20: 1, pp. 79-83.

2003: “‘In Yer Face?’ in Bristol”, New Theatre Quarterly 73, 19: 1, pp. 90-1.

2002: review of ‘Love Me or Kill Me’: Sarah Kane and the Theatre of Extremes (Graham Saunders, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002), New Theatre Quarterly 72, p. 397.

2002: review of The Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays (John Lennard and Mary Luckhurst, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), Theatre Research International 3: 27, pp. 312-3.

2002: review of Beyond Stanislavski: The Psycho-Physical Approach to Actor Training ( Bella Merlin, London: Nick Hern, 2001), New Theatre Quarterly 71, pp. 293-4.

2002: review of A Pocket Guide to 20th-Century Drama (Stephen Unwin with Carole Woddis, London: Faber, 2001), New Theatre Quarterly 70, pp. 199-200.

2002: review of  Post-War British Drama: Looking Back in Gender (Michelene Wandor, London: Routledge, 2001), Theatre Research International 2: 27, pp. 222-3. 

2002: review of The Full Room: An A-Z of Contemporary Playwriting (Dominic Dromgoole, London: Methuen, 2000),  Theatre Research International 1: 27, pp. 109-10.

2002: “In-Yer-Face Theatre: Mark Ravenhill and 1990s Drama”, British Drama of the 1990s. Eds. Bernhard Reitz and Mark Berninger. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, pp. 107-21.

2002: “Still In-Yer-Face? Towards a Critique and a Summation”, New Theatre Quarterly 18: 69, pp. 17-24.

2002: “Qu’est-ce que le théâtre in-yer-face? Thèmes et critiques”, ‘In-Yer-Face’: Sarah Kane et la nouvelle dramaturgie britannique, Coup de Theatre 18. Eds. Susan Blattes and Jean-Pierre Simard. Grenoble: Stendhal University, pp. 29-42.

2002: “Table ronde: autour de Sarah Kane”, ‘In-Yer-Face’: Sarah Kane et la nouvelle dramaturgie britannique, Coup de Theatre 18. Eds. Susan Blattes and Jean-Pierre Simard. Grenoble: Stendhal University, pp. 97-115.

2002: “In-Yer-Face Theatre: New British Drama Today”, Anglo Files (Danish Association of Teachers of English) 126, pp. 8-14.

2002: “Nie nazywajmy ich Brutalistami” [Don’t call them Brutalists], Dialog (Polish drama monthly) 11, pp. 112-21.

2001: review of The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights (Elaine Aston and Janelle Reinelt (eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), The Times Higher Education Supplement.

2001: review of The Playwrights at Work: The Paris Review Interviews (George Plimpton (ed.), London: Harvill, 2000), New Theatre Quarterly 68, p. 397. 

2001: review of Politics, Prudery and Perversions: The Censoring of the English Stage 1901-68 (Nicholas de Jongh, London: Methuen, 2000), New Theatre Quarterly 67, p. 296.

2001: review of Who Keeps the Score on the London Stages? (Kalina Stefanova, London: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000), New Theatre Quarterly 66, p. 196.

2001: review of The Royal Court Theatre and the Modern Stage (Philip Roberts, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), New Theatre Quarterly 65, p. 95.

2001: “‘The element that most outrages’: Morality, Censorship and Sarah Kane’s Blasted”Morality and Justice: The Challenge of European Theatre. Eds. Edward Batley and David Bradby. A hardback issue of European Studies: A Journal of European Culture, History and Politics, 17. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 225-39.

2001: In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today. London: Faber.

2001: “Entries on ‘Mark Ravenhill’s Shopping and Fucking’, ‘Sarah Kane’s Blasted’ and ‘Funding Restrictions’”, Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Ed. Derek Jones. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, pp. 895-6, 2028-30.

2001: “Sarah Kane Checklist”, New Theatre Quarterly 17: 67, pp. 285-90. 

2001: “Riflessioni”, Shakespeare & Shakespeare: Trascrizioni, Adattamentai, Tradimenti 1965-2000. Ed. Luca Scarlini. Venice: La Bienale di Venezia, pp. 179-80.

2000: http://www.inyerface-theatre.com (launched 5 October 2000, regularly updated until 5  October 2010).

1999: review of Theatre of Chaos: Beyond Absurdism, Orderly Chaos ( William W. Demastes, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), New Theatre Quarterly 60, pp. 342-3.

1999: review of English Shakespeares: Shakespeare on the English Stage in the 1990s (Peter Holland, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), New Theatre Quarterly 58, pp. 190–1.

1999: review of From Liverpool to Los Angeles (Peter Ansorge, London: Faber, 1997), Media, Culture and Society 1: 21, pp. 134–6.

1998: review of The National Theatre Book (Simon Callow, London: Nick Hern, 1997), Theatre Research International 2: 23, p. 190.

1999: “A Postmodernist Calls: Class, Conscience and the British Theatre [Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls]”, The Media in Britain: Current Debates and Developments. Eds. Jane Stokes and Anna Reading. London: Macmillan, pp. 236-45.

1999: “Jak w morde”, Dialog (Polish drama monthly) 3, pp. 143-50. 

1998: review of Culture and the Public Sphere (Jim McGuigan, London: Routledge, 1996), Cultural Studies 1: 12, pp. 102–3.

1998: “Cool Britannia? ‘In-Yer-Face’ Writing in the British Theatre Today”, New Theatre Quarterly 14: 56, pp. 324-33.

1997: review of Censorship and the Permissive Society: British Cinema and Theatre 1955–65 (Anthony Aldgate, Oxford: Clarendon, 1995), Media, Culture and Society 2: 19, pp. 296–9.

1997: “British Theatre in the 1990s: A Brief Political Economy”, Media, Culture and Society 3: 19, pp. 461–9.

1997: “‘About Now’ in Birmingham”, New Theatre Quarterly 13: 51, pp. 289-90.

1997: with Maria Ghilardi-Santacatterina, “Pinter and the Pinteresque: A Writer Trapped by his own Self-image?”, Drama on Drama: Dimensions of Theatricality on the Contemporary British Stage. Ed. Nicole Boireau. London: Macmillan, pp. 108-20.

1996: review of War Stories: The Culture of Foreign Correspondents (Mark Pedelty, New York and London: Routledge, 1995), Media, Culture and Society 3: 18, pp. 509–11.

1996: review of Seeing the Blossom: Two Interviews, a Lecture and a Story (Dennis Potter, London: Faber, 1994), Media, Culture and Society 1: 18, pp. 168–170.

1996: “John Osborne and the Myth of Anger”, New Theatre Quarterly 12: 46, pp. 136-46.

1996: “Experimental Theatre in Cairo”, New Theatre Quarterly 12: 45, pp. 86-7.

1995: review of There Are No Secrets: Thoughts on Acting and Theatre (Peter Brook, London: Methuen, 1993), Media, Culture and Society 2: 17, pp. 343–6.

1994: review of A Cinema Without Walls: Movies and Culture after Vietnam (Timothy Corrigan, London: Routledge, 1992), Media, Culture and Society 1: 16, pp. 155–8.

1992: review of Culture and Conflict in Postwar Italy: Essays on Mass and Popular Culture (eds. Zygmunt G. Baranski and Robert Lumley, 1990), Media, Culture and Society 14: 3, pp. 483-7.

Other

1998: “Angel or Sister? Writing and Screening the Heroine of Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall”, Sisterhoods: Across the Literature/Media Divide. Eds. Deborah Cartmell et al. London: Pluto Press, pp. 16-31.

Contemporary British Theatre

2018: chair of panel, “New World Nationalism”, “Writing, the State and the Rise of Neo-Nationalism” conference, Boston University Study Abroad, London, 30 June.

2018: chair of panel, “New Writing: Aleks Sierz in conversation with playwrights Carmen Nasr, Guleraana Mir, Martin Murphy and Ross Willis”, “New Horizons: Testament, Transition, Transformation” symposium, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, 17 April.

2017: chair of plenary discussion and participant in round table discussion on “Mentoring and Early Stage Research” at “Practise, Reflect, Share”, one-day symposium on practice as research at Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, 17 June.

2013: “In Conversation with Tim Crouch”, keynote interview presented at “Theatre and Politics: Theatre as Cultural Intervention”, 22nd Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Charles University, Prague, 30 May-2 June.

2013: “In Conversation with Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti”, keynote interview presented at “Theatre and Politics: Theatre as Cultural Intervention”, 22nd Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Charles University, Prague, 30 May-2 June.

2010: “‘D’you really give my scribbling that much thought?’ Narrative Games in the Plays of Martin Crimp”, keynote lecture presented at “Narrative in Drama”, 19th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Paderborn, Germany, 5 June.

2010: “Dennis Kelly: Narrative in Contemporary Drama”, keynote presented ‘in conversation’ at “Narrative in Drama”, 19th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Paderborn, Germany, 6 June.

2010: “‘Mix Fantasy Up with Real Stuff’: The Leftfield of Contemporary British Playwriting”, keynote lecture presented at the conference “Contemporary British Theatre: Towards a New Canon”, Birmingham City University, 16 October.

2010: “Musical discord: Conflict in London’s West End”, keynote lecture presented at the International RADAC Conference “Musical, Stage and Screen”, Ecole Centrale, Lille, 21 October.

2009: “Tanika Gupta: Writing Beyond the Stereotypes”, keynote presented ‘in conversation’ at “Staging Interculturality”, 18th Annual Conference German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Vienna, Austria, 7 June.

2007: “‘She feeds Ian with the remaining food’: Images of Hunger and Feeding in Sarah Kane’s Blasted”, paper presented at the international conference “Hunger on Stage”, “English-speaking World conference”, Sorbonne, Paris, France, 12-13 January.

2007: “Looking Back at Look Back: Semiology and the Visual in John Osborne’s Iconic Play”, paper presented at “Performing Literatures”, in the “Theatre and Theatricalities” inaugural conference, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Leeds University, 29 June-1 July.

2007: “‘Even the coiled filament inside the lamp is a threat’: Metaphor as the Truly Contemporary”, paper presented at the symposium “Between Fact and Fiction”, Birmingham University, 5 September.

2007: “Beyond Timidity: British New Writing Today?”, keynote lecture presented at the conference “At the Sharp End”, Portsmouth University, Portsmouth, 15 September.

2006: “‘This isn’t a story anyone wants to hear’: Sarah Kane’s Blasted – from In-Yer-Face Theatre to Body Politics”, paper presented at the panel “1995”, at the conference “1956, 1968, 1979, 1995: New Historiographies of Post-War British Theatre”, Royal Holloway, University of London, 11-13 May.

2006:Attempts on His Life: Martin Crimp’s (Ab/pre)sence in His Own Words”, keynote lecture presented at “Drama and/after Postmodernism”, 15th Annual Conference German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Augsburg,  25-28 May.

2006: “Recent British Political Drama”, paper presented at the conference of the German Association for the Study of English (Anglistentag), Martin Luther University, Halle (Germany), 17-20 September.

2005: “In-Yer-Face Theatre and After: a Decade of New Writing in British Drama”, keynote speech presented at the Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE), Lodz (Poland), 4-7 April.

2005: “Alternative or Mainstream? London Fringe Theatre in Image and Reality”, keynote lecture presented at the 14th CDE (German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English) Annual Conference, “Mapping Uncertain Territories: Space and Place in Contemporary Theatre and Drama”, Bremen, 2-5 June.

2004: “Experiential Theatre: A Critical Overview”, paper presented at the seminar “Shocking the Audience? Experiential Theatre in London since 1990”, at the 7th Conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), University of Zaragoza, 9 September.

2003: “‘Crippling debt and a diminished will to live’: Art, Commerce and New Writing in British Theatre”, paper presented at “Art or Commercial Product?”, 11th International Symposium of Theatre Critics and Scholars on New European Drama, Sterijino Pozorje, Novi Sad (Serbia), 31 May-1 June.

2003: “Beyond Social Realism and In-Yer-Face Theatre: the Future of New Writing in Britain”, keynote lecture presented at “Extending the Code: New Forms of Dramatic and Theatrical Expression”, 12th Annual Conference German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Meissen, 19-22 June.

2002: “‘All extraneous perception suppressed’: Filming Beckett’s Plays”, paper presented at the conference “Beckett and Modern Theatre”, University of Westminster, London, 12 January.

2002: “‘Looks like there’s a war on’: Sarah Kane’s Blasted and (Un)civil Conflicts in England and Bosnia”, paper presented at the conference “Civil War(s) in Contemporary Performance Arts”, Rennes University 2, Rennes, 23-24 May.

2002: “In-Yer-Face and After: Reflections on New Writing in the 1990s”, keynote lecture presented at the conference “In-Yer-Face? British Drama in the 1990s”, University of the West of England, Bristol, 6-7 September.

2001: “What Is In-Yer-Face Theatre?, paper presented at the conference “In-Yer-Face Theatre: Sarah Kane and the New British Dramaturgy”, Stendhal University 3, Grenoble, 10-11 May.

1998: “Shocking and Fumbling: Censorship and British Theatre Today”, paper presented at the international conference “European Theatre: Justice and Morality”, School of Advanced Study, University of London, London, 17-19 June.

Contemporary British Theatre

2019: chair, “Martin Crimp and Katie Mitchell in Conversation”, a platform discussing their production of When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, National Theatre, London, 30 January 2019. 

2018: guest speaker, ‘Murder on stage’, National Theatre event to support Anthony Neilson’s The Tell-Tale Heart, National Theatre, London, 13 December.

2018: chair of panel, “Queens of Drama”, with writers and playwrights Meera Syal and Tanika Gupta, at the ArchWay With Words Literary Festival, London, 26 September.

2018: participant in the film “Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50”, about the Lord Chamberlain and the end of stage censorship, with Christopher Frayling, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Lyn Gardner, et al., Theatre and Performance Galleries, V&A Museum, 9 July. 

2018: participant in the film “Introducing Winsome Pinnock and Leave Taking: ‘Nobody see you. Nobody hear you’”, about Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking, with Arinzé Kene, Roy Williams, Sarah Niles, Ginny Holder, Michael Buffong, Bush Theatre, 27 April. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XK72Ta7OQU 

2017: “Whose Country? A Work in Progress: Reflections on Theatre, National Identity and Brexit”, keynote lecture presented at research seminar on “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community”, University of Barcelona, 30 November.

2017: guest speaker, Finborough Writers’ Group monthly meeting, hosted by playwright Carmen Nasr, Finborough Theatre, London, 16 November.

2017: “How Did ‘a disgusting feast of filth’ Redefine Theatre-Making?”, panel with Graham Saunders about RIFT’s revival of Sarah Kane’s Blasted, 90s Season, Styx, London, 1 March.

2016: “In Conversation with Che Walker”, a platform discussing his playwriting and directing work, especially The Cane, at “New Theatre Contemporaries” Symposium, Rose Bruford College, Bargehouse, London, 10 June.

2016: “In Conversation with Steve Harper”, a platform discussing his literary management and directing work, especially Foreverland, at “New Theatre Contemporaries” Symposium, Rose Bruford College, Bargehouse, London, 10 June.

2016: coordinator of the one-day “Young Reviewers Workshop”, Lighthouse, Poole in association with Theatre Royal Winchester, Poole, 30 April.

2016: chair of “The Enablers”, in conversation with literary managers Chris Campbell and Steve Harper, and playwrights Satinder Chohan and Carmen Nasr, at the “In? Out? Shake It All About!” Symposium, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, 13 April.

2016: “In Conversation with Tanika Gupta and Roy Williams”, a platform discussing their work at the “In? Out? Shake It All About!” Symposium, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, 12 April.

2016: seminars on “Postwar British Theatre”, three lectures given to ATA students, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, 2, 9 and 16 March.

2016: chair of four sessions of discussions, with Vincent O’Connell, Graham Saunders, Charlotte Gwinner, Lily McLeish, Simon Stephens, Jeremy Herbert, Alex Eales, Tom Mothersdale, Graham Butler, Peter Hobday and George Taylor, “Sarah Kane Explored: Staging the Unstageable”, Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, London, 11 March.

2016: keynote opening speech, “Sarah Kane Explored: Staging the Unstageble”, Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, London, 11 March.

2016: participation in the “Seminar on New Writing: In-Yer-Face Theatre and After”, an undergraduate lecture given to Actors and Actor Musicians, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, 24 February.

2014: interview with playwright Tena Stivicic about her play, 3 Winters, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 17 December.

2014: interview with playwright Alistair McDowall about his play, Pomona, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 27 November.

2014: “In Conversation with Philip Ridley”, a platform discussing the revival of his Piranha Heights at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London, 21 November.

2014: “In Conversation with Philip Ridley”, a platform discussing the revival of his Ghost from a Perfect Place at the Arcola Theatre, London, 24 September.

2014: interview with writer Jonathan Croall about his book, In Search of Gielgud, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 21 May.

2014: chair, with playwrights Alia Bano, Carla Grauls and Alex Wood, “Playwriting Today”, at the “Here, There, Everywhere” symposium, Rose Bruford College, 9 April.

2014: “In Conversation with Dennis Kelly”, a platform discussing his work at the “Here, There, Everywhere” symposium, Rose Bruford College, 8 April.

2014: interview with director David Mercatali about his production of Philip Ridley’s Dark Vanilla Jungle, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 1 April.

2014: interview with playwright Dan Allum about his play, Our Big Land, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 6 March.

2013: interview with Daniel Rosenthal about his book, The National Theatre Story (Oberon), for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 4 December.

2013: interview with John Bull, Kate Dorney and Graham Saunders about the “Giving Voice to the Nation project” (Arts Council archives), for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 19 November.

2013: interview with writer Susan Croft about the “Unfinished Histories” exhibition, “Re-Staging Revolutions”, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 14 November.

2013: special Theatre Voice programme about Philip Ridley’s The Fastest Clock in the Universe; interviews with Ridley and two directors of revivals, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 4 November.

2013: member of the panel, with artistic director Dan Barnard, dramaturg Carissa Hope Lynch, LIFT-director Lucy Neal and novelist Stella Duffy, “How theatre changed the world — or did it?”, Cheese, fanSHEN theatre, London, 23 September.

2013: chair, with composer Arne Gieshoff, librettist Frank Allison and director Matthew Monaghan, on a platform discussing Viagron, a contemporary opera, Riverside Studios, London, 8 August.

2013: interview with playwright Doug Lucie about his play, Hard Feelings, for Theatre Voice,  www.theatrevoice.com, 26 June.

2013: chair, with directors Ian Brown and Julian Jones, and playwrights Ben Ockrent, Nick Payne and Alexandra Wood, “Big Themes in Small Rooms: How Political Is New Writing Today?”, part of Bruford on the South Bank, The Bargehouse, 7 June.

2013: interview with director Ian Talbot about his production of Dermot Canavan’s Third Finger, Left Hand, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 16 April.

2013: interview with playwright Amanda Whittington about her play, The Thrill of Love, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 10 April.

2013: chair, with Kate Bassett, Mark Shenton and Matt Wolf, “Lunch with the Critics”, at the Asking the Questions, Questioning the Answers festival, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent, 9 April.

2013: “In Conversation with Lucy Prebble”, a platform discussing her work, at the Asking the Questions, Questioning the Answers festival, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent, 9 April.

2013: interview with playwright Simon Stephens about his adaptation, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 19 March.

2013: interview with playwright Anders Lustgarten about his play, If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 1 March.

2013: interview with director Sam Walters about his revival of Githa Sowerby’s The Stepmother, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 15 February.

2013: interview with playwright Richard Vergette about his play, American Justice, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 29 January.

2012: interview with producers Ben Monks and Will Young about their first season at the Tristan Bates Theatre, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 7 September.

2012: interview with director Steven Atkinson about the High Tide Festival, which he runs, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 29 August.

2012: interview with playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak about his play, The Prophet, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 16 August.

2012: interview with director Michael Buffong about his first season as head of Talawa Theatre Company, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 18 June.

2012: interview with playwright David Hare about his play, South Downs, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 12 June.

2012: interview with director and writer Lisa Goldman about her book, The No Rules Handbook for Writers, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 11 May.

2012: interview with playwrights Bola Agbaje, Ade Solanke and Janice Okoh about their latest plays, Belong, Pandora’s Box and Egusi Soup, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 4 May.

2012: interview with director Stephen Unwin about his revival of Manfred Karge’s The Conquest of the South Pole, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 1 May.

2012: interview with director Alexander Zeldin about his revival of Bernard-Marie Koltès’s Black Battles with Dogs, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 17 April.

2012: interview with director Ned Bennett about his revival of Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 11 April

2012: interview with playwright David Edgar about a revival of his play Pentecost, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 28 March.

2012: interview with director Elgiva Field about her production of Sofi Oksanen’s Purge, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 12 March.

2012: interview with director Angus Jackson about his revival of Edward Bond’s Bingo, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 9 March.

2012: interview with director Paul Davies about Volcano theatre company and their show, A Clockwork Orange, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 1 March.

2012: interview with playwright David Eldridge about his play In Basildon, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 1 March.

2012: interview with co-directors Brian Logan and Jenny Paton about the Camden People’s Theatre, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 21 February.

2012: interview with theatre manager Lynette Shanbury about the Little Angel Theatre, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 10 February.

2012: interview with playwright Simon Stephens about his play The Trial of Ubu, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 7 February.

2012: interview with playwright Howard Brenton about his play Bloody Poetry, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 31 January.

2012: interview with playwright Abi Morgan about her play Lovesong, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 17 January.

2012: interview with playwright Philip Ridley about his plays The Pitchfork Disney and Shivered, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 12 January.

2012: interview with playwright Joe Penhall about his play Haunted Child, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 12 January.

2012: interview with playwrights Tash Fairbanks and Toby Wharton about their play Fog, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 10 January.

2011: chair, “Rewriting the Nation”, a platform discussing my book, with literary managers Sebastian Born, Ruth Little and Ben Power, National Theatre, London, 7 February.

2011: guest lecturer, “Contemporary Theatre in Britain: from Parody to Ghostly Presences”, Faculty of English, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, 30 May.

2011: guest lecturer, “From Disney to Enron: British New Writing in the 1990s and 2000s”, Faculty of English, Paderborn University, Paderborn (Germany), 18 May.

2011: guest on Night Waves, discussing Jon Fosse’s I Am the Wind, BBC Radio 3, 10 May.

2011: guest lecturer, “From Disney to Enron: British New Writing in the 1990s and 2000s”, Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, 6 April.

2011: guest lecturer, “Good Brave Causes and Frightening Futures: New Writing in British Theatre”, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Malaga University, 29 March.

2011: “In Conversation with Philip Ridley”, a postshow discussion about his play Tender Napalm, Southwark Playhouse, London, 9 May.

2011: “In Conversation with Laura Wade”, a platform discussing her work at the Towards a Cultural Olympiad festival, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent, 14 April.

2011: “In Conversation with Anthony Neilson”, a platform discussing his work at the Towards a Cultural Olympiad festival, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent, 13 April.

2011: interview with playwright Lucinda Coxon about her play Herding Cats, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 12 December.

2011: interview with director Sean Holmes about his version of Edward Bond’s Saved, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 9 November.

2011: interview with playwright Nicholas Wright about his play The Last of the Duchess, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 8 November.

2011: interview with playwright and director Julia Pascal about her play Honeypot, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 22 October.

2011: interview with playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell about his play The Faith Machine, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 30 September.

2011: interview with playwright Steve Thompson about his play No Naughty Bits, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 19 September.

2011: interview with playwright Penelope Skinner about her play The Village Bike, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 20 July.

2011: interview with co-directors Dan Barnard and Rachel Briscoe about Lydia Adetunji’s Fixer, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 7 July.

2011: interview with artistic director Esther Baker about the Synergy Theatre project, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 20 May.

2011: interview with artistic director Steve Marmion about the Soho Theatre, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 7 April.

2011: interview with playwright David Eldridge about his play The Knot of the Heart, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 31 March.

2011: interview by Philip Fisher with me talking about my new book, Rewriting the Nation, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 17 March.

2011: interview with actor and playwright Andrew Sheridan about his play Winterlong, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 28 February.

2011: interview with artistic director Neil McPherson about the Finborough Theatre, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 11 January.

2010: “New Writing in British Theatre Today: Perspectives on the Turbulent Noughties”, paper presented at the Research Seminar “Theory, Practice and History of Performance”, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 1 December.

2010: “Blasted and After: New Writing in British Theatre Today”, keynote lecture presented at “The Society for Theatre Research public lecture”, London, 16 February.

2010: masterclass on theatre criticism, “Workshop Weekend”, National Theatre Wales and Academy’s New Critics Scheme, Cardiff, 20 February.

2010: guest on “Night Waves”, discussing nudity on stage with Thelma Holt, BBC Radio 3, 12 January.

2010: member of panel, with playwrights Tanika Gupta and Leo Butler, at “An Overview of the Noughties”, Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago, London visit, 31 December.

2010: member of the panel, with playwright Martin Crimp, for Round Table, “Il Teatro di Martin Crimp”, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, 23 November.

2010: member of the panel, with playwright Martin Crimp, for “Il Teatro di Martin Crimp”, Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico, Rome, 22 November.

2010: member of the panel, with Dan Rebellato, Katie Mitchell and Maria Delgado, for “Contemporary European Theatre Directors”, National Theatre, London, 28 May.

2010: chair, with playwright Martin Crimp and actor Sandra Voe in a platform about Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life, “Once Over Drama Event”, Foyles Bookshop, London, 17 November.

2010: chair, “Is Spectacle in Theatre Killing the Story?”, with Mike Bradwell, Louise Mari, Alistair Smith and Paul Vale, “London Theatre Talks”, London Fringe Festival, Phoenix Artists Club, London, 25 August.

2010: chair, “Banks are More Important to Society than Theatre”, with Nina Caplan, Ben Holland and Shaun Hutchinson, “London Theatre Talks”, London Fringe Festival, Phoenix Artists Club, London, 24 August.

2010: chair, “Mike Bartlett and Rupert Goold on Earthquakes in London”, a platform discussing this show, National Theatre, London, 10 August.

2010: chair, “Mike Bradwell: Adventures in Alternative Theatre”, a platform discussing his book The Reluctant Escapologist, National Theatre, London, 16 July.

2010: chair of Round Table on Script Experiences, with Bola Agbaje, Anthony Clark, Joel Horwood and Simon Usher, Yielding the Dream, Rose Bruford New Writing Season, Unicorn Theatre, London, 19 June.

2010: chair, with playwrights Sarah Beck, Lucy Kirkwood, Atiha Sen Gupta and Joy Wilkinson, “New Women Playwrights”, at the Come Together festival, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent, 13 April.

2010: chair of Round Table discussion, with Martin Crimp, Colin Teevan, Michael Walton, Natalie Abrahami and Zoe Svendsen, “Theatre Translation as Collaboration: Re-routing Text through Performance” conference, Queen Mary, University of London, 20 March.

2010: “In Conversation with Simon Stephens”, a platform discussing his work at the Come Together festival, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent, 13 April.

2010: interview with actor Mark Wakeling about the Actors Temple, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 20 December.

2010: interview with dramaturge and academic David Lane about his book Contemporary British Drama, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 24 November.

2010: interview with playwright Tim Luscombe about his play Hungry Ghosts, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 16 November.

2010: interview with playwright and academic Dan Rebellato about his play Chekhov in Hell, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 9 November.

2010: interview with playwright Steve Waters about his book The Secret Life of Plays, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 4 November.

2010: interview with director Tim Etchells about Forced Entertainment’s The Thrill of It All, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 2 November.

2010: interview with director Stephen Unwin about Noel Coward’s Hay Fever, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 8 October.

2010: interview with playwright Lisa Evans and director Natalie Wilson about The Day the Waters Came, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 7 October.

2010: interview with playwright Lou Ramsden about her play, Breed, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 1 October.

2010: interview with director Simon Usher about NF Simpson’s absurdist If So, Then Yes, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 20 August.

2010: interview with dance critic Nicholas Droomgoole, about his book The Role of the Critic, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 2 August.

2010: interview with director Mike Bradwell about his book, The Reluctant Escapologist, and his career, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 13 July.

2010: interview with directors Paul Robinson and Tim Roseman about Theatre 503 and its new writing programme, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 9 July.

2010: interview with playwright Drew Pautz about his play, Love the Sinner, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 17 May.

2010: interview with playwright Jonathan Harvey about his play, Canary, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 12 April.

2010: interview with playwright Robert Gillespie and programming manager David Byrne about Love, Question Mark, the inaugural play at the New Diorama Theatre, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 6 April.

2010: interview with playwright Dennis Kelly and director Maria Aberg about The Gods Weep, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 19 March.

2010: interview with director Ian Rickson about Jerusalem, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 22 February.

2009: interview with playwright Michael Punter about his play, Darker Shores, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 16 December.

2009: interview with playwright Michael Wynne about his play, The Priory, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 9 December.

2009: interview with playwright Mike Bartlett about his play, Cock, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 20 November.

2009: interview with playwrights Paul Unwin and Sarah Beck about their play, This Much Is True, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 11 November.

2009: interview with director Teunkie van der Sluijs about Yasser, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 21 October.

2009: interview with director Rupert Goold about Enron, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 9 October.

2009: interview with director James Roose-Evans about his career, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 5 October.

2009: interview with playwright Trevor Griffiths about his plays, A New World and Comedians, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 3 October.

2009: interview with academic Graham Saunders about his new book, About Kane: The Playwright and the Work, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 27 August.

2009: interview with playwrights Roy Williams and Ashmeed Sohoye about their plays, Days of Significance and Rigged, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 21 August.

2009: interview with playwright Stella Feehily about her play, Dreams of Violence, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 29 July.

2009: interview with Mhora Samuel of the Theatres Trust about the preservation of theatre fabric for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 24 July.

2009: interview with playwright David Edgar about his new book, How Plays Work, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 6 July.

2009: interview with playwright Che Walker about his play, Been So Long, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 24 June.

2009: interview with playwright Tanika Gupta about her career, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 7 June.

2009: interview with playwright Matt Charman about his play, The Observer, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 4 June.

2009: interview with playwright April De Angelis about her play, Amongst Friends, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 29 May.

2009: interview with the British Library’s Jamie Andrews about his edition of Two Early Plays by John Osborne, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 21 May

2009: interview with curator Kate Dorney about the new V&A Theatre and Performance Galleries, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 30 March.

2009: interview with playwright Adam Brace about his play, Stovepipe, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 13 March.

2009: interview with playwright Fraser Grace about his play, The Lifesavers, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 6 February.

2009: interview with director Katie Mitchell about her book, The Director’s Craft, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 20 January.

2009: interview with director Gene David Kirk, new artistic director of the Jermyn Street Theatre, about his work there and at Theatre 503, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 13 January.

2008: interview with playwright Enda Walsh about his The Walworth Farce, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 3 November.

2008: interview with artistic director Michael Attenborough about the Almeida Theatre and American drama, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 21 October.

2008: interview with playwright Simon Stephens about his Pornography and Harper Regan, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 20 October.

2008: interview with playwright Fin Kennedy about his How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 16 October.

2008: interview with the British Library’s Jamie Andrews and Alec Patton, about the Golden Generation exhibition, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 29 September.

2008: interview with verbatim theatre-maker Alecky Blythe, about her The Girlfriend Experience, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 25 September.

2008: interview with director Katie Mitchell, about her production of …some trace of her, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 13 August.

2008: interview with actor Bella Merlin, about her book The Complete Stanislavski Toolkit, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 8 August.

2008: interview with playwright Chloe Moss and director Lucy Morrison, about their production of This Wide Night (Clean Break), for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 1 August.

2008: interview with publisher Nick Hern, about his twenty years in the business, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 4 July.

2008: interview with director Mike Alfreds, about his book Different Every Night, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 27 June.

2008: interview with playwright and teacher Steve Waters, about his Fast Labour, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 3 June.

2008: interview with director James Macdonald, about his version of Peter Handke’s The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 23 May.

2008: interview with playwright and director Peter Gill, about his Small Change, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 23 April.

2008: interview with playwright Paul Sirett, about his translation of Dorota Maslowska’s A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 20 March.

2008: interview with director Sacha Wares, about her version of debbie tucker green’s Random, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 20 March.

2008: interview with playwright Leo Butler, about his I’ll Be the Devil, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 4 March.

2008: interview with Penny Black, about the Middle East Dramatic Arts Forum, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 27 February.

2008: interview with Tim Fountain, about his book So You Want To Be a Playwright?, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 12 February.

2008: interview with Barbara Matthews, director of theatre strategy for the Arts Council, about the funding cuts, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 5 February.

2008: interview with Dominic Hill, artistic director of the Traverse, about his revival of A Prayer for My Daughter, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 5 February.

2008: interview with Barbara Baker, about her book on Backstage Stories, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 25 January.

2008: interview with Ronan McDonald, lecturer in Modern English Literature, about his book on The Death of the Critic, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 11 January.

2007: guest at panel discussion, chaired by Dominic Cavendish, about Thea Sharrock’s revival of Cloud Nine for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 16 November.

2007: guest on “Night Waves”, with Dotun Adebayo, discussing Roy Williams’ Joe Guy, BBC Radio 3, 29 October.

2007: guest on a platform with director Nick Kent and playwright Alan Drury, about “The Changing Nature of Theatre Text”, Cultural eXchanges arts festival, De Montford University, Leicester, 26 February.

2007: guest on “Banned”, an extended a platform about censorship, with extracts of plays, and Richard Bean, Helen Freshwater, Bonnie Greer and Evan Harris, National Theatre, London, 9 January.

2007: “In Conversation with Martin Crimp”, an educational platform discussing his Attempts on Her Life, National Theatre, London, 28 March.

2007: “In Conversation with Philip Ridley”, a platform discussing the revival of his play Vincent River, Trafalgar Studios, London, 8 November.

2007: “In Conversation with Philip Ridley”, a platform discussing his work, part of the ‘Theatre Conversations’ series, Birkbeck, University of London, 25 October.

2007: “In Conversation with Joe Penhall”, a platform discussing his play Landscape with Weapon, National Theatre, London, 15 May.

2007: “In Conversation with Tanika Gupta”, a platform discussing her work at the Universal Voices festival, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent, 17 April.

2007: interview with Beccy Smith of the Dramaturgs Network, and Richard Shannon of Polka Theatre, about dramaturgy, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 30 November.

2007: interview with Michael Billington, Guardian theatre critic, about his book on State of the Nation, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 23 November.

2007: interview with Bijan Sheibani, artistic director of ATC about The Brothers Size, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 19 November.

2007: interview with Elyse Dodgson, head of the Royal Court’s international programme, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 3 September.

2007: interview with director Anthony Alderson, producer Kate McGrath, performer Will Adamsdale and critic Andrew Haydon about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 4 July.

2007: interview with director Anthony Clark, about Dennis Kelly’s Taking Care of Baby, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 22 June.

2007: interview with playwright Philip Ridley, about his Leaves of Glass, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 16 May.

2007: interview with Professor Jean Benedetti, about his new translation of Stanislavski’s writings, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 14 May.

2007: interview with playwright Anthony Neilson, about his The Wonderful World of Dissocia, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 13 April.

2007: interview with director Lisa Goldman, about her first season as head of the Soho Theatre, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 30 March.

2007: interview with writer Alistair Beaton, about his King of Hearts, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 28 March.

2007: webcast interview with playwright Martin Crimp, about the National Theatre revival of his Attempts on Her Life, www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ microsite/attempts/audio.html, March.

2007: interview with writer and performer Tim Crouch, about his An Oak Tree, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 23 February.

2007: interview with actor Murray Melvin, about his The Art of the Theatre Workshop, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 16 February.

2006: member of panel, with Steve Barfield and director Daniel Goldman, about Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis, Old Red Lion, London, 9 March.

2006: chair of panel discussion, with actors Diana Kent, Suzan Sylvester and Dave Toole, about Acting Kane, Sarah Kane Symposium, Barbican Theatre, London, 11 November.

2006: guest on “Night Waves”, with David Edgar, discussing Martin Crimp and British modernism, BBC Radio 3, 23 November.

2006: guest on “On the Fringe”, discussing Sarah Kane and in-yer-face theatre, Resonance FM, 6 November.

2006: guest on the” The Radio Café”, discussing the 50th anniversary of Look Back in Anger, BBC Radio Scotland, 8 May.

2006: “In Conversation with Martin Crimp”, a platform discussing my book The Theatre of Martin Crimp, National Theatre, London, 28 November.

2006: “In Conversation with Richard Bean”, a platform at the “Drama and/after Postmodernism” conference, University of Augsburg, 27 May.

2006: interview with writer Ryan Craig, about his The Glass Room, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 11 December.

2006: interview with writer Kay Adshead, about her Bones, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 20 October.

2006: interview with writer Alan Plater, about his Blonde Bombshells of 1943, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 3 August.

2006: interview with playwright Doug Lucie, about his Pass It On, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 27 July.

2006: interview with playwright David Eldridge, about his Market Boy, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 9 June.

2006: interview with playwright Christopher Shinn, about his Dying City, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 18 May.

2006: interview with playwright Simon Stephens, about his Motortown, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 27 April.

2006: interview with playwright Trevor Griffiths, about his trilogy of short plays, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 21 February.

2006: interview with playwright Laura Wade, about her Other Hands, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 16 February.

2006: interview with playwright Howard Brenton, about his The Romans in Britain and Paul, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 19 January.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with Royal Court artistic directors Bill Gaskill, Max Stafford-Clark and Ian Rickson, about “The Power of New Writing”, Theatre Museum, London, 1 December.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with Royal Court artistic directors Bill Gaskill, Max Stafford-Clark and Ian Rickson, about “Fifty Years of the Royal Court”, Theatre Museum, London, for Theatre Voice and the Theatre Museum, www.theatrevoice.com, 1 December.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with Dominic Dromgoole, Sean Holmes, Simon Kane and Graham Saunders, about Sarah Kane’s Cleansed, Arcola Theatre, London, for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 22 November.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with Dominic Dromgoole, Sean Holmes, Simon Kane and Graham Saunders, about Sarah Kane’s Cleansed, Arcola Theatre, London, 22 November.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with Gemma Bodinetz, Simon Stephens, Sarah Frankcom and Chloe Moss, about “Second Coming: Northern Voices in Playwriting”, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 19 November.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with Graham Saunders and director Anne Tipton, about Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, 1 November.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with critics Michael Billington and Charles Spencer, and academics Dan Rebellato and Ian Smith, about “Reputations: Harold Pinter”, Theatre Museum, for Theatre Voice and the Theatre Museum, www.theatrevoice.com, 14 October.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with critics Michael Billington and Charles Spencer, and academics Dan Rebellato and Ian Smith, about “Reputations: Harold Pinter”, Theatre Museum, 14 October.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with directors Lindsay Posner and Anne Tipton, academic Dan Rebellato, and actor Auriol Smith, about “Reputations: Martin Crimp”, Theatre Museum, 13 May.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with directors Lindsay Posner and Anne Tipton, academic Dan Rebellato, and actor Auriol Smith, about “Reputations: Martin Crimp”, for Theatre Voice and the Theatre Museum, www.theatrevoice.com, 13 May.

2005: chair of the session on “Contemporary British Drama 1” at the Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE) 2005 conference, Lodz (Poland) 4-7 April.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with playwright Mark Ravenhill, director Chris Cooper and academics Peter Billingham and Kate Katafiasz, about “Reputations: Edward Bond” for Theatre Voice and the Theatre Museum, www.theatrevoice.com, 11 March.

2005: chair of panel discussion, with playwright Mark Ravenhill, director Chris Cooper and academics Peter Billingham and Kate Katafiasz, about “Reputations: Edward Bond”, Theatre Museum, 11 March.

2005: member of panel, with Roxanna Silbert and David Greig, for a discussion on “Current Playwriting in the UK”, for the British Council’s Identity and Language: This Other England, HAU 3, Berlin, 4 December.

2005: member of panel, with Roxanna Silbert, Paul Higgins and Ben Jankovic, for a discussion on “God Save l’Auteur’ [new writing in Britain]”, for the British Council’s British Twist: New Writing Festival, Maison du Spectacle La Bellone, Brussels,  17 November.

2005: member of panel, with Justin Butcher, Andrew Haydon and Claire Fox, for a discussion on “Politics and Power” in the Roundtable Rumbles series, National Theatre, 8 July.

2005: member of the panel, with Dan Rebellato, Tim Crouch, Colin Teevan and Stephen Bottoms, chaired by Caridad Svich, on her “Staging Miracles (After a Good Fast)” for QUORUM, Queen Mary College, University of London, 11 May.

2005: member of the panel, with Michael Billington and Graham Whybrow, for a discussion on “Sarah Kane in Britain”, Sarah Kane Symposium, 5th Festival of International New Drama (FIND), Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz theatre, Berlin, 19 March.

2005: guest on The Press Gang table at the annual Bush Theatre Christmas Quiz, The Thames Rowing Club, London, 6 December.

2005: guest on “Sarah Kane”, RAM programme, VPRO TV (Netherlands State TV), 3 April.

2005: “In Conversation with Anne Tipton”, a platform discussing her production of Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love, Barbican Centre, London, 23 November.

2005: interview with playwright Dennis Kelly, about his Osama the Hero and After the End for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 8 July.

2005: interview with playwright Joe Penhall, about the revival of his play Blue/Orange for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 31 January.

2004: member of the panel for “In Conversation” with black and Asian theatre-makers, Arts Council of England, London, 17 March.

2004: member of the panel, with academic Steve Barfield, director Matt Peavor and the cast, for a postshow discussion of Sarah Kane’s Crave, BAC, London, 20 February.

2004: “In Conversation with Roy Williams”, a platform discussing his work at the Other Voices festival, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent, 7 May.

2004: interview with director Gordon Anderson, about Rainald Goetz’s play Jeff Koons for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 5 November.

2004: interview with playwright Howard Barker, about his play Dead Hands for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 11 October.

2004: interview with playwright David Edgar, about his two Continental Divide plays for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 13 February.

2003: set up and led workshops for the “Young Critics” scheme as part of the Shell Connections season of youth theatre at the National Theatre, July.

2003: led “In-Yer-Face Theatre and After”, two sessions of new writing workshops at the first New Writers’ Workshop, “Rozmaitosci – Teren Warszawa”, Teatre Rozmaitosci, Warsaw (Poland), 27 October-2 November.

2003: participated in the National Theatre’s Shell Connections Writers and Directors Weekend Retreat, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, 20-23 November.

2003: main guest for discussion about in-yer-face theatre and London drama in the 1990s, filmed by Hugo Pitozzi on 19 August 2002, for PCodex, www.pcodex.it, January.

2003: guest at panel discussion, chaired by Patrick Marmion, about Moira Buffini’s Dinner for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 12 December.

2003: guest on the The Arts Programme, discussing the 75th Royal Variety Performance, BBC Radio Scotland, 18 November.

2003: guest at panel discussion, chaired by David Benedict and Rachel Halliburton, about Gary Mitchell’s Loyal Women and Stephen Poliakoff’s Sweet Panic for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 14 November.

2003: guest at panel discussion, chaired by David Benedict, about Gregory Burke’s The Straits for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 7 November.

2003: guest at panel discussion, chaired by Dominic Cavendish, about political theatre for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 26 September.

2003: guest at panel discussion, chaired by David Benedict, about Antony Sher’s I.D. for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 12 September.

2003: guest at panel discussion, chaired by Rachel Halliburton, about Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea and Che Walker’s Flesh Wound for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 23 May.

2003: guest at panel discussion, chaired by Dominic Cavendish, about La Fura dels Baus’s XXX and Richard Bean’s Under the Whaleback for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 25 April.

2003: chair of the session on “Defining the Trend in Its Social Context” at the 11th International Symposium of Theatre Critics and Scholars on “New European Drama: Art or Commercial Product?” at Sterijino Pozorje, Novi Sad (Serbia), 31 May-1 June.

2003: member of the panel (with Michael Billington and Robert Hewison) on “Provocations! What’s the Point of Theatre Criticism?”, National Student Drama Festival, Scarborough, 12 April.

2003: member of the panel with Martin Crimp and Graham Whybrow on “New Trends in Contemporary European Drama”, 33rd Slovenian National Drama Festival, Kranj (Slovenia) 16 March.

2003: “In Conversation with Gregory Burke”, a platform discussing his work at Boston University, London, 19 November.

2003: “In Conversation with Mark Ravenhill”, a platform discussing his work at the National Student Drama Festival, Scarborough, 11 April.

2002: chair of the panel discussion about “Political Theatre Today” at the Soho Theatre’s Third Writers’ Festival, Soho Theatre, London, 4 November.

2002: chair of the session on environmental theatre and black drama at the Civil War(s) in Contemporary Performance Arts conference at Rennes University 2, Rennes, 23-24 May.

2002: chair of the panel discussion, with James Macdonald and Mel Kenyon, about Graham Saunders’s Love Me or Kill Me: Sarah Kane and the Theatre of Extremes, Royal Court Theatre, London, 15 May.

2002: member of the plenary panel at the “In-Yer-Face? British Drama in the 1990s” conference at University of the West of England, Bristol, 6-7 September.

2002: guest on the Brian Morton Show, discussing Sam Shepard’s Cowboy Mouth, BBC Radio Scotland, 24 July.

2002: guest on the Brian Morton Show, discussing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams, BBC Radio Scotland, 17 June.

2002: guest on Sunday Morning with Julie Copeland, discussing in-yer-face theatre, ABC Radio Australia, 28 April.

2002: guest on the Brian Morton Show, discussing the Glasgow Citizens production of Sarah Kane’s Blasted, BBC Radio Scotland, 19 March.

2002: main guest at panel discussion, chaired by Dominic Cavendish, about in-yer-face theatre and Anthony Neilson’s The Lying Kind for Theatre Voice, www.theatrevoice.com, 20 December.

2002: main guest, with Mark Ravenhill, at the Theatre Museum’s Study Day on “In-Yer-Face Theatre and the Work of Mark Ravenhill”, Theatre Museum, London, 3 March.

2002: “In Conversation with Dominic Dromgoole”, a platform discussing his book The Full Room, National Theatre, London, 14 May.

2001: chair of the panel discussion about “The Televisualisation of Theatre” (the Writernet debate) at the Writers’ Expo 2001 conference, Soho Theatre, London, 17 November.

2001: main guest (with producer Michael Kustow) at a drama platform about In-Yer-Face Theatre during the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Studio Theatre, Edinburgh, 13 August.

2001: main guest on the platform discussing In-Yer-Face Theatre, with Mark Ravenhill and Dan Rebellato, National Theatre, London, 26 March.

2001: guest on the Brian Morton Show, discussing theatre critics and the culture of hype, BBC Radio Scotland, 5 June.

2001: guest on the Brian Morton Show, discussing Conor McPherson’s The Weir, BBC Radio Scotland, 21 May.

2001: guest at the Contemporary Theatre panel (with director Mike Bradwell) in “London as Text: Art, Theatre and Cultural Identity”, International Faculty Development Seminar, University of Westminster, 3-10 June.

2001: guest on Rattlebag, discussing In-Yer-face Theatre, RTE Radio 1, Ireland, 13 March 2001. Main guest on the platform discussing In-Yer-Face Theatre, with artistic director Andy Arnold, writer Nicola McCartney and critic Steve Cramer, The Arches, Glasgow, 14 March.

2001: guest on the Brian Morton Show, discussing In-Yer-Face Theatre, BBC Radio Scotland, 8 March.

2001: member of the plenary panel at the “In-Yer-Face Theatre: Sarah Kane and the New British Dramaturgy” conference at Stendhal University 3, Grenoble, 10-11 May.

2000: guest on the Brian Morton Show, discussing Richard Eyre’s Changing Stages, BBC Radio Scotland, 2 November.

2000: guest on the Brian Morton Show, discussing Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis, BBC Radio Scotland, 30 June.

2000: guest speaker at the Theatre Museum’s Study Day on “Contemporary English Comedy”, Theatre Museum, London, 28 May.

1999: chair of the panel discussion with Patricia Quinn (who acted in the original production) about Heathcote Williams’s AC/DC, NT 2000 Platform (100 plays of the century), National Theatre, London, 16 June.

1999: chair of the panel discussion with Peter Barnes about his play The Ruling Class, NT 2000 Platform (100 plays of the century), National Theatre, London, 8 June.

1999: member of the panel which discussed Edward Bond’s Saved and censorship, chaired by Dan Rebellato, NT 2000 Platform (100 plays of the century), National Theatre, London, 17 May.

1995: “The Performer’s Body in Western Theatre”, paper presented at the 7th Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, Cairo, 1-11 September.

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