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Performing Research

Join the Performing Research group and explore how theatre and drama can be used to develop public engagement and academic impact and complement your research and teaching skills!  

Tuesdays: 14th April – 19th May 6:15pm-9:15 pm

Space 4/5, Culture Lab, Newcastle University 

Theatre company Cap-a-Pie, in residency at Newcastle University, is exploring how theatre can create appropriate and rewarding impact, a vehicle for disseminating research and a means of conducting community engaged research. Performing Research explores how theatre and drama processes builds, strengthens and adds value to partnerships between universities and communities.  Cap-a-Pie is developing a programme of theatre-based research at Newcastle University that is engaging local communities and theatre audiences and creating impact for researchers. We hope this will be a project that researchers, and the communities we work and learn alongside, will truly value and be proud of. 

Performing Research – Studio offers a series of highly practical, playful and reflective workshops. Cap-a-Pie will lead an exploration into how theatre can create new knowledge and understandings within an academic research context, as well discover how we can turn your ideas and explorations into exciting pieces of theatre. Throughout, these creative workshops will be underpinned and contextualised within an academic and artistic framework, as we are eager to discover the ways theatre making skills relate to academic research and teaching in Higher Education. Performing Research – Studio is open to all Newcastle University staff and students who are keen to work in a creative and cross-disciplinary context. Please wear comfortable clothes and be ready to join in. You really don’t need any theatrical experience. An open mind and a willingness to get involved by sharing your creative and critical thinking is all we ask for. 

This project has limited availability so please book early via our sign up form or by phone on 07796 478 024. 

We are always happy to meet researchers on a one-to-one basis. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Cap-a-Pie on 07796 478 024 or email if you’d like to discuss any ideas/questions you have.