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Friday, September 6 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TaPRA AGM

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All delegates at the conference are members of TaPRA and are entitled to raise issues and vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM will include reports from the TaPRA Executive on activities and decisions made in the previous year as well as proposals for the one coming. Importantly, TaPRA members will be asked to vote on a proposal to change the legal status of TaPRA to a limited company.

An agenda and papers for the AGM are available below.

If there are any issues you would like to raise or discuss at the TaPRA AGM, please email exec@tapra.org, preferably before 4 September.


TaPRA Exec and Working Group C...
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Anna Harpin

TaPRA Exec: Working Group Co-ordinator
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Broderick D.V. Chow

TaPRA Exec: Research Officer (incoming)
Broderick D.V. Chow is Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Brunel University London. His research concerns questions of theatricality, performance, and the sporting body. From 2016-2018 he was Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded project Dynamic Tensions: New Masculinities in the Performance... Read More →
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Cathy Sloan

TaPRA Exec: Postgraduate Representative
Cathy Sloan is an applied theatre-maker, teacher and performance researcher.She was Associate and later Artistic Director of Outside Edge Theatre Company, devising performances with, by and for people in recovery from addiction. Her recent publications address the ethics and politics... Read More →
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Hannah Greenstreet

TaPRA Exec: Postgraduate Representative
Hannah Greenstreet is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate at the University of Oxford, researching realism and feminism in contemporary theatre. She won the 2016 TaPRA Postgraduate Essay Prize and is TaPRA Postgraduate Representative. Her work has been published in Studies in Theatre... Read More →
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Jo Scott

TaPRA Exec: Conference Officer, University of Salford
Jo Scott is an intermedial practitioner-researcher and lecturer at the University of Salford. Her first monograph, Intermedial Praxis and PaR, was published in 2016 and she has contributed writing to a range of recent publications. Jo’s current research project is exploring the... Read More →
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Katie Beswick

TaPRA Exec: Communications Officer
Katie Beswick is a Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter. She is interested in how issues of social class play out through theatre practices, in the relationship between places and performance, and in sex, sexuality and hip hop. She writes for the music magazine Loud... Read More →
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Konstantinos Thomaidis

TaPRA Exec: Working Group Co-ordinator, Convenor: Sound, Voice and Music
Dr Konstantinos Thomaidis is Lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter. He is joint editor of the Routledge Voice Studies series and the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies. His publications include Voice Studies (2015, Routledge), Theatre & Voice (2017, Palgrave... Read More →
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Patrick Duggan

TaPRA Exec: Secretary
Patrick is a performance scholar interested in what cultural production is it ‘for’ politically, socially, culturally and aesthetically. His research is interested to look not only at contemporary aesthetic practice but also at events in everyday life that we might analyse as... Read More →
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Roberta Mock

Professor of Performance Studies, University of Plymouth
I will be welcoming folks to the conference, hosting a lunchtime salon (with a focus on practice-research), chairing the AGM, and presenting the following paper.CU(N)Ts: Gendered Blood, Performance, and Spaces of AppearanceMaurice Merleau-Ponty chose the word invagination to designate... Read More →
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Sally Smerdon

TaPRA Administrator
Sally Smerdon joined TaPRA as an administrator two and a half years ago and also works in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, as an Assistant Administrator for Research and Creative Industries at The University of Plymouth.
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Tom Cornford

TaPRA Exec: Working Group Co-ordinator
Tom Cornford is Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London; Associate Editor of Studies in Theatre and Performance, and a director and dramaturg. His research focuses on relationships between the practices of theatre-making... Read More →



Friday September 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm BST
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