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Dr Hannah Ballou

Lecturer in Drama & Theatre Arts

About

I hold a PhD in feminist comedy from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  My live art practice integrates neo-burlesque, stand up comedy, and audience participation. Teaching and research interests include devising, avant-garde performance, feminist live art, Lecoq, physical theatre, commedia dell'arte and philosophical models of the comic body.  

Areas of specialism

  • Practice as Research
  • Physical Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret
  • Neo-burlesque
  • Feminist Performance
  • Live Art
  • Commedia Dell'Arte
  • Autobiographical Performance
  • Writing for Solo Performance

Qualifications

  • PhD, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, 2016
  • MA Advanced Theatre Practice, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, 2008
  • PTP, Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, 2003
  • BGS, Theatre & Film, University of Kansas, 2003

Professional membership

My professional memberships include the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA)and the International Society for Humour Studies (ISHS)

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