I joined Kingston as a Drama lecturer in 2002 and have been in post as Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor since October 2018. I work with colleagues across the University to ensure Kingston provides stimulating and inclusive courses that build confidence, and prepare students for the challenges of life and work in the twenty-first century.
Having worked as an actor and musician in the early part of my career, I entered higher education as as a mature student. I have a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths and a University of London PhD. I am passionate about understanding our students' diverse backgrounds, aspirations and ambitions, and about working with them to ensure they are equipped to face their futures with confidence.
Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
Much of my research is in Scottish theatre and performance, an area in which I have presented and published widely. I am currently working on a book for Palgrave Macmillan titled Contemporary Scottish Theatre and Performance which will be published in 2019. I am also finishing an article and a book chapter on the black British playwright debbie tucker green, whose work I have taught for a number of years and who is, I think, among the most gifted playwrights of her generation. My latest publication is a monograph in Bloomsbury's Critical Companions series titled The Theatre of Anthony Neilson (2017). I have long been an admirer of his work.
I am interested in the ways identity politics intersect with politics more generally on the contemporary stage. I welcome applications from PhD students who would like to work in this area.
Reid, Trish [Reviewer] (2019) Book Review of: 'History as theatrical metaphor : history, myth and national identities in modern Scottish drama' by Ian Brown. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, 7(1), pp. 172-175. ISSN (online) 2195-0164
Reid, Trish (2019) The dystopian near-future in contemporary British drama. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, 7(1), pp. 72-88. ISSN (print) 2195-0156
Reid, Trish (2018) 'Killing joy as a world making project' : anger in the work of debbie tucker green. Contemporary Theatre Review, 28(3), pp. 390-400. ISSN (print) 1048-6801
Reid, Trish (2017) Theatre Without Walls: The National Theatre of Scotland. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, 5(1), pp. 86-97. ISSN (online) 2195-0164
Reid, Trish (2017) [Book Review] Theatre in Scotland, A Field of Dreams: Reviews. Contemporary Theatre Review, 27(4), pp. 534-535. ISSN (print) 1048-6801
Reid, Trish (2016) Teenage dreams : power and imagination in David Greig's Yellow Moon and The Monster in the Hall. Contemporary Theatre Review, 26(1), pp. 60-70. ISSN (print) 1048-6801
Reid, Trish (2008) Book Review of: The Victorian clown by Jacky Bratton and Ann Featherstone. Theatre Research International, 33(2), p. 211. ISSN (print) 0307-8833
Reid, Trish (2007) "Deformities of the frame" : the theatre of Anthony Neilson. Contemporary Theatre Review, 17(4), pp. 487-498. ISSN (print) 1048-6801
Reid, Trish (2007) 'From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs': the new National Theatre of Scotland. Contemporary Theatre Review, 17(2), pp. 192-201. ISSN (print) 1048-6801
Reid, Trish (2016) 'Sexy kilts with attitude': Scottish theatre in the twenty-first century. In: Adiseshiah, Siân and Lepage, Louise, (eds.) Twenty-first century drama: what happens now. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 191-211. ISBN 9781137484024
Reid, Trish (2014) 'Breid, barley-bree an paintit room': history, identity and utopianism in Lyndsay's Thrie Estaitis and Greig's Glasgow Girls. In: Brown, I. and Berton, J., (eds.) Roots and Fruits of Scottish Culture: Scottish Identities, History and Contemporary Literature. Glasgow, U.K. : Scottish Literature International. pp. 1-16. ISBN 9781908980076
Reid, Trish (2014) Staging Scotland : National Theatre of Scotland and shifting conceptions of Scottish identity. In: Jones, Huw David, (ed.) The media in Europe’s small nations. Newcastle, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 105-122. ISBN 9781443854177
Reid, Trish (2013) "Angels and modern myth": grid iron and the new Scottish theatre. In: Duggan, Patrick and Ukaegbu, Victor, (eds.) Reverberations across small-scale British theatre: politics, aesthetics and forms. Bristol, U.K. : Intellect. pp. 175-193. ISBN 9781783202973
Reid, Trish (2012) Anthony Neilson. In: Sierz, Aleks, (ed.) Modern British playwriting. The 1990s: voices, documents, new interpretations. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 137-163. (Decades of modern British playwriting) ISBN 9781408129265
Reid, Trish (2011) Post-devolutionary drama. In: Brown, Ian, (ed.) The Edinburgh companion to Scottish drama. Edinburgh, U.K. : Edinburgh University Press. pp. 188-199. (Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature) ISBN 9780748641086
Reid, Trish (2017) Realities best avoided : the dystopian future in the contemporary London stage. In: IFTR 2017 : Unstable Geographies : Multiple Theatricalities; 10-14 Jul 2017, Säo Paulo, Brazil. (Unpublished)
Reid, Trish (2016) Remaking the demos : Caryl Churchill's dramaturgy of disillusionment. In: IFTR 2016 : Presenting the Theatrical Past; 13 - 17 Jun 2016, Stockholm, Sweden. (Unpublished)
Reid, Trish (2015) 'Sexy kilts-with-attitude' : willfulness as national character in Rona Munro's James Plays (Taylor 2014). In: TaPRA Conference 2015; 08 - 10 Sep 2015, Worcester, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Reid, Trish (2014) Caledonian dreaming : the performance of a different Scotland in Keiran Hurley's Rantin. In: Annual TaPRA Conference; 3-5 Sep 2014, Egham, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Reid, Trish (2013) The performance of 'histories', notions of 'truth' and Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner (2013). In: 23rd Annual CDE Conference: Theatre and History: Cultural Transformations; 19-22 Jun 2014, Hamburg, Germany. (Unpublished)
Reid, Trish (2012) Scottish theatre and the alternative tradition. In: Theatrical Histories: the American Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference; 01-04 Nov 2012, Nashville, U.S.A.. (Unpublished)
Reid, Trish (2011) Staging Scotland: the National Theatre Scotland and shifting conceptions of Scottish identity. In: Cyfrwng 2011 : Cynhadledd Ryngwladol ar y Cyfryngau a Diwylliant mewn Cenhedloedd Bach = International conference on media and culture in small nations; 16 - 17 Jun 2011, Glamorgan, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Reid, Trish (2009) Truth and belief: autobiography in the work of improbable theatre. In: Performing lives; 06 - 08 Jul 2009, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Neilson, Anthony and Reid, Trish [Author of introduction, etc.] (2015) The wonderful world of Dissocia. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. 110p. (Methuen Drama Modern Classics) ISBN 9781472509598
Reid, Trish, ed. (2014) Contemporary Scottish plays. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. 376p. ISBN 9781472574435