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  • We are pleased to announce that Paul Allain, Professor of Theatre and Performance in the School of Arts and Dean of the Graduate School, has been awarded the Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy) Prize for promoting Polish theatre abroad. The Witkacy Prize is a major prize awarded by the Polish International Theatre Institute (ITI). The prize is named in honour of the eccentric Polish philosopher, writer and dramatist Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, otherwise known as Witkacy. Paul said t... Continue

  • Dr Eleen M. Deprez, who has recently completed her PhD in History and Philosophy of Art (HPA) at Kent, and Claire Anscomb, who is conducting her PhD in HPA, have both been made editors of the journal Debates in Aesthetics (formerly the Postgraduate Journal in Aesthetics). Debates in Aesthetics is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for articles, interviews and book reviews. Published by the British Society of Aesthetics, the journal's principal aim is ... Continue

  • Paul Allain, Professor of Theatre and Performance in the School of Arts and Dean of the Graduate School, has featured in the podcast Search: Stories from the Eastern West from the website. is produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, a national cultural institution promoting Poland and Polish culture worldwide. Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999) was a Polish theatre director who developed a form of intensive training for actors to master the ... Continue

  • Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama within the School of Arts and Head of the Performance and Theatre Research Cluster, has just released the latest episode of the podcast series ‘A History of Comedy in Several Objects’. In the podcast series, Olly examines objects from Kent’s British Stand-Up Comedy Archive alongside Project Archivist Elspeth Millar. In the latest instalment, the item from the archive is 'Peter Grahame’s Diary&apo... Continue

  • Nicola Shaughnessy, Professor of Performance in the School of Arts, featured on the BBC South East news last night, 6 December 2018, as part of her Arts and Humanities Research Council project 'Playing A/Part'. Dr Melissa Trimingham, also from the School of Arts, was featured as a co-investigator, working a puppet with the autistic girls participating in the research. The project investigates the relationship between autism and gender through the u... Continue

  • Final-year undergraduate students on the module Introduction to Stand-Up will be delivering Monkeyshine, two nights of stand-up comedy, next week on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 December 2018 in the Gulbenkian cafe. Each night will feature a different line-up, stuffed to the brim with young comics each presenting five-minute sets. Come along and enjoy a dazzling array of raw, young comedy, introduced by your host and compère Olly Double. Monkeysh... Continue

  • Dr Margherita Laera, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, will be in Milan to lead a translation workshop to translate the award-winning play Tu es Libre by Francesca Garolla from Italian into English, from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 December 2018. The play investigates the themes of freedom and war through the story of the sudden disappearance of French girl Haner Rouger from her Paris home. The workshop... Continue

  • Students on the undergraduate Drama and Theatre programmes, who are taking the module Applied Theatre, will be giving a celebratory performance workshop at St Nicolas School in Canterbury today, Wednesday 5 December 2018. St Nicholas School is a community day school providing education for over 190 children aged between 4 and 19 who have profound severe and complex learning difficulties. The Applied Theatre module offers students the opportunity to both unde... Continue

  • Second-year students on the module Popular Performance will be performing an 'Alternative Cabaret' in the evening of Tuesday 11 December 2018 in the Gulbenkian Café. The evening will consist of stand-up comedy, double acts, ranting/dub poetry, sketches and bizarre speciality acts in tribute to the alternative comedy scene of the 1980s. If you're a fan of Rik Mayall, Benjamin Zephaniah or French & Saunders, this show is for you. The ... Continue

  • Will Wollen, Senior Lecturer in Drama in the School of Arts, is the subject of a new podcast on 'Nostalgia', as part of an ongoing project by Dr Chris Deacy in the Department of Religious Studies. In the interview, Will reminisces about his early life. He was born in Kent although grew up in Dorset; his parents had spent many years living in Kenya, where his older sisters were born. At University, Will studied French and Philosophy and we learn how... Continue

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Last Updated: 05/11/2018