Theatre PhD Studentship at UCC

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The Department of Theatre, School of Film, Music and Theatre at University College Cork, Ireland, is seeking a candidate for a Theatre PhD Studentship in the area of programming, creative producing, outreach, inclusion and arts administration.

Theatre PhD Studentship

In line with the Department’s vision for the future of the Granary Theatre, UCC seek a candidate,  suitably qualified for PhD study, who will pursue a PhD research topic of their choice, that addresses one or more of the below themes.

1. You may explore a vision for how the theatre sector’s producing, funding, and artist support structures can build forward from recent changes to better foster engagement with historically marginalised audiences, and with audience sectors who seldom or never engage with the processes of making theatre or attending theatre events, in the current cultural landscape, on local, pan-Irish, or European levels. This may focus on a specific demographic or take a more demographically open position. You may focus on theatre producing as a creative practice.

2. You may explore how best laboratory theatre environments – from buildings to outdoor spaces to public and neglected spaces – can support and develop artists to grapple with the rapid transformations in the sector in the Covid and post-Covid landscapes, including how such environments can attract and transform new audiences. This may use your own work, commissioning work, or engagement work as case study material.

3. You may explore and articulate a grounded vision for the new support structures, new types of funding infrastructure, and new types of aesthetic approaches that might be needed to foster the performing artists of the future.

4. Your research may examine a specific topic within the range of expertise in the Department of Theatre; theatre and performative practices can be the subject and/or method of enquiry into your chosen field of enquiry, if you are otherwise suitably qualified.

Your project may address these themes with respect to any of the theatrically-oriented disciplines: theatre, dance, digitally inclusive performance, live art, hybrid/queered performance forms, performative installation, circus arts, outdoor arts, music theatre, or combinations of these.


Full details can be found here.

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