Olivia Lamont Bishop

Olivia Lamont Bishop

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    I am a fully funded PhD student in theatre and performance. My research addresses the representation of place in relation to conflict and migration in performances in the UK. I am a member of the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) and the Project Coordinator for the Migrant Dramaturgies Network.

    https://migrantdramaturgies.tumblr.com/

    I graduated from the University of Warwick in 2012 with a First Class degree in Theatre and Performance Studies, receiving the Clive Barker Award for Performance. I later received a Masters from Utrecht University in Theatre Studies, where my thesis concerned the exploration of place and mapping in the work of choreographer Dan Canham.

    I have created socially engaged performances, talks and installations for Battersea Arts Centre, DICE Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the International Community Arts Festival and Take Me Somewhere Festival (Beyond Strangers). Along with creative work, I have also worked for the Kiln Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Studio Wayne McGregor, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and as a Project Evaluator for REACT Festival of refugee theatre. I am currently Mentoring Manager for Borderlands in Bristol.

    My most recent performance, It's Where We Go, was part of 2021's Folkestone Fringe Festival, b-side Arts Festival and Electric Medway. More details can be found at itswherewego.com.

    Teaching

    I am currently part of the teaching team for Theatre & Performance Making autumn term 2022 and for Theatre & Text spring term 2023. I was part of the teaching team for Theatre & Performance Making 2020 and 2021 and for Theatre & Ideas spring term 2020.

    I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions