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School of Arts and Media

Dr Anna Wilson


My professional work is in both the industry and arts sector. I work as an actor and voice over artist, having worked for the BBC as well as more commercial outfits. I have toured and performed internationally as a core member of multi-media theatre company Imitating the Dog, and have also performed and made work with Blast Theory, Plane Performance, DNA, Hauser, Small Change.


I currently teach across the Theatre and Performanceand Media Performance programmes on the following modules:

• Critical and Textual Studies (Level 4)

• Performance Skills: Movement (Level 4)

• Text and Performance (Level 5)

I also supervise Theatre Project and PRP students atLevel . have taught previously at Manchester Metropolitan University and worked as a visiting lecturer at Scarborough University on a practical residency project with students.

Research Interests

My research interests include audience participation, multi-media performance, interdisciplinary performance, immersive theatre, reception studies, postmodern performance, relational aesthetics. I am currently researching into theatre work which explores the idea of the multiverse or parallel worlds.

Qualifications and Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy PhD, Lancaster University

MA, Contemporary Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University

BA, Creative Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University Equity member


Punchdrunk, participation and the political: democratisation within Masque of the Red Death? 2016, Studies in Theatre and Performance, Volume 36, Issue 2

‘Playing the Game’: Authenticity and invitation in Ontroerend Goed’s Audience, 2015, Participations. Themed Section 1: 'Theatre Audiences', 12:1, 333-348


September 2013: ‘Inside Out: Democratisation within Punchdrunk’s Masque of the Red Death’. Paper presented at TaPRA 2013, University of Glasgow and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

May 2012: ‘The Audience’ paper presented at The Ends of Audience conference, Queen Mary University of London