Job: Lecturer in Performing Arts
Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Alexander has been working as a freelance writer since 2010, he has worked on both small- and large-scale productions from monodramas to full scale musicals. He has written on various topics including mental health, suicide, LGBT+ communities, sexual misconduct and the topic of consent, working in a contemporary and post-dramatic style. He is currently working as a Performing Arts Lecturer at Nottingham College alongside working on his practice lead PhD thesis at De Montfort University focusing on the interpretation of physical acts of intimacy and sexual behaviour on stage between 2001-2019. Alexander is also Co-Creative Director of Split Infinitive Theatre Company, working on creating pieces of performance, designed to be intimate and engaging, exploring the relationship between performer and spectator and the relationships we create through our lives. Split Infinitive also offer engaging workshops for schools, colleges and universities looking to offer their students extra insight into specific theatre topics. He is a member of The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama. Alexander has had his work performed at the Stockwell Playhouse’s One Act Play Festival in London and has been acknowledged in The True Acting Institute’s Best Ten Minute Plays of 2019.
Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies
Contemporary British Theatre and Intimacy on the Contemporary Stage
Contemporary British Theatre and Playwrights
LTCL in Teaching Performance Arts MA in Drama from the University of Lincoln BA(Hons) in Drama from the University of Lincoln
An examination of the representation of physical acts of intimacy and sexual behaviour in contemporary British theatre from 2013 to 2019
This thesis explores the representation of physical acts of intimacy and sexual behaviour in contemporary British theatre from 2013-2019. Using the premier of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag in 2013 and its revival in 2019 as key points in my research, this thesis examines the following questions:
Elinor Parsons, Alissa Clarke, Kate Chapman
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