Pushing Form: Innovation and Interconnection in Contemporary European Performance, 25-26 April 2014

Siobhán O’Gorman is working on a postdoctoral project entitled ‘A Stage of Re-Vision: Scenography in Irish Theatre 1950-1990’, funded by the Irish Research Council, at the School of Drama, Film and Music, Trinity College Dublin. She taught at the English Department, National University of Ireland, Galway from 2008 to 2013, where she received a PhD for her thesis ‘Negotiating Genders from the Page to the Stage.’ Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in such publications as Irish Studies Review, Precarious Parenthood: Doing Family in Literature and Film, Platform and Scene. She is co-editor (with McIvor) of the forthcoming essay collection Devised Performance in Irish Theatre (Carysfort 2014) and has been a critic for Irish Theatre Magazine since 2008.

Miriam Haughton is a researcher at Creative Exchange Northern Ireland (CXNI.org), an AHRC creative knowledge exchange initiative run by the University of Ulster and Queen’s University Belfast. Her PhD, from University College Dublin, focused on the relationship between power and punishment in contemporary Irish theatre, performance and culture. She is co-editor of the collection Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland and the latest issue of Irish Theatre International, both forthcoming. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in such international journals as Modern Drama, New Theatre Quarterly, Irish Studies Review, Focus and Mortality. In 2014, Miriam will join the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway.

Charlotte McIvor is Lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland, Galway and director of the MA in Drama and Theatre programmes. She received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley with a designated emphasis in Gender, Women and Sexuality and has also taught at California College of the Arts and Santa Clara University. Her essays have appeared in Irish University Review, Modern Drama and Public and edited collections including ‘That Was Us’: Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance, Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture and Deviant Acts: Essays on Queer Performance.