Staff Directory

Last Updated

29/04/2018

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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 7TS
United Kingdom

About Andrew Westerside

Andrew Westerside is Senior Lecturer and BA Drama & Theatre Programme Leader at the University of Lincoln’s School of Fine and Performing Arts and Co-Artistic Director of Proto-type Theatre. Andrew is a performer, writer, director and academic. He has performed and toured nationally and internationally and directed work including: The Good, the God and the Guillotine (2013), A Machine they’re Secretly Building (2016), Fallen (2016) and The Audit (2018). He co-wrote and directed the BBC’s Leaving Home project (2014). He has a Masters in Devised Theatre from Dartington College of Arts and completed a PhD at Lancaster University exploring taste in contemporary theatre practice. Expressions of interest from potential PhD students are welcome in any of the fields listed below. This includes practice-as-research proposals.

Department Responsibilities

• Research lead for Drama, Dance and Music • Practice-as-Research lead in LSFPA • UoAC for UoA33 • UoA working group and internal REF review panel • Internal reviewer for RRAF bids • Peer reviewer for external funding bids I am currently Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Drama and BA (Hons) Drama & Theatre.

Subject Specialism

Contemporary Experimental Performance, Theatre and Video Games, Performance Art, Composition, Formalism, Aesthetics and the 20th Century Avant-Garde, Site-Specific Performance, Performance and Composition, Performance and Contemporary Politics, Writing for Performance

Qualifications

  • PhD (2011) Lancaster University — Lancaster University, 2010
  • MA (2006) Dartington College of Arts — University of Plymouth, 2006
  • BA (2005) Dartington College of Arts — University of Plymouth, 2006

Awards

  • Theatre Sandbox Award [w/ Proto-type Theater] (2010) — Arts Council England,

Orcid ID

0000-0001-8467-2821

Research Interests

  • Aesthetics

  • Contemporary Experimental Performance

  • digital performance

  • Live Art

  • Performance and Games

  • Performance Composition

  • Theatre and Economics

  • Theatre and Politics

Research Groups Memberships

  • Practice-as-Research
  • Contemporary Theatre Making
  • Games Research Network

Research Projects

  • The Audit — awarded £14945 by Arts Council England in 2018
  • The Audit — awarded £37065 by Arts Council England in 2017
  • A Machine They’re Secretly Building — awarded £14350 by Arts Council England in 2016
  • A Machine They’re Secretly Building — awarded £37750 by Arts Council England in 2015
  • Fortnight — awarded £60000 by Arts Council England in 2013
  • The Good the God and the Guillotine — awarded £60000 by Arts Council England in 2013

Research in the Lincoln Repository


Activities

British Council 'Performance in Profile' Artist (with Proto-type Theater)