Dr Georgina Guy

Personal profile

Prior to joining the Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance in 2015, I was Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies in the Department of English at King’s College London, and have also taught at RADA and RCSSD.

Research interests

Attending to contemporary intersections between theories and practices of performance, visual culture and display, my research centres on the exhibition as a dynamic context in which established traditions of display and performance interact. Examining the current traffic of ideas and aesthetics moving between theatricality and curatorial practice, my recent book Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation: Displayed & Performed (Routledge 2016) examines how performance is documented, curated, collected and otherwise attended to in contemporary art institutions. This publication was shortlisted for the UK Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) Early Career Research Prize 2017.

Through the Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance, Royal Holloway is a Founding Associate of Tate Exchange, an ambitious ‘open experiment’ which allows other organisations and members of the public to participate in Tate’s creative process, running events and projects on site and using art as a way of addressing wider issues in the world around us. During 2017, we programmed a week of events in the Tate Exchange space at Tate Modern titled Theatres of Exchange and exploring encounters between art, performance and environment.


My undergraduate teaching includes:

          DT1400 Theatre & Ideas 1

          DT2300 Theatre & Culture 2: Collecting Theatre and Performance

          DT2401 Theatre & Ideas 2: The Idea of Live Art

          DT3100 Advanced Option: Performance and Visual Art

          DT3203 Final Year Project: Special Study

          DT3316 Research Seminar: Curating and Exhibiting Performance


My postgraduate teaching includes:

          DT5210 MA Dissertation (Research Methodologies)


I welcome enquiries about research supervision in the following areas:

  • Contemporary Theatre and Performance
  • Performance and Visual Art/ Culture
  • Performance Curation and Documentation


Recent teaching beyond the academy includes a research-led Evening Course at Tate Modern to coincide with the opening of the new Switch House Building during 2016 which has increased curatorial provision for performance - In the Frame: Displaying Performance 

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