Pathway Leader: Performance: Comedy Practices
Lisa Moore is a Lecturer,actor and writer
After graduating with an honours degree from The University Manchester in 1992 she began her career as an actor / teacher /Director combining posts as lecturer at The Oldham College and also as artist in residence with Oldham youth service where she directed various projects, ranging from a short touring piece for Work Aids day, to producing and directing a community documentary(Opening Doors) which highlighted issues around racism and was inspired by the highly controversial Stephen Lawrence case .
Throughout this time Lisa was also a Jobbing actor and enjoyed various theatre TV and film roles including Coronation St - Doctors - playing the field – Emmerdale, Heart Beat ,BBC radio 4 productions and several theatre roles.
Lisa joined Salford University in 2001 initially as a freelance part time lecturer in characterisation –and Acting for the Camera.
She became a permanent part time staff member in 2005 before commencing her MA in scriptwriting for TV and radio.
Whilst completing her MA Lisa took on the role of script development officer for'Rainy city' - an independent Manchester based film production company, where her role was to help develop new writing talent, as well as liaising with some of the countries most prestigious directors.
Lisa is currently the pathway Leader for the
BA(HONS) Performance: Comedy Practices
She is module co-ordinator for scriptwriting for TV and 21st century Theatre Acting/Reactions to nauturalsim.
She also teaches TV acting
Lisa assists in the co ordination of the graduating students' Performers' showcase, which has increasingly raised the University's profile in the arts and entertainment industries as a source of outstanding talent. She is instrumental in forging and maintaining links with the comedy industry and additionally assists in the marking and overseeing of MMP'S popular Stand-up comedy Module.
Lisa is in the first year of her PhD and is researching women in comedy -titled
'women in comedy-don't make me laugh
Lisa's research interests are wide-ranging, and include Theatre as a social, political and educational tool – she has a long history of involvement with Both TIPP(Theatre in prisons and Probation) and The Blue room (men who are at risk of sexual exploitation) her roles here have been as both Facilitator and actor and have resulted in some groundbreaking work within the area of mental health and also within the homeless community.
She is currently in talks with greater Manchester Police regarding the creation of a toolkit of performance pieces relating to crime prevention.
She is very committed to working with and maintaining close links with the immediate community and is passionate about involving undergraduates within this area of her work. she believes wholeheartedly that Theatre and related arts has the power to transform peoples lives.
In terms of other research interests Lisa is currently working alongside colleaugue Dr Richard Talbot from the performance division -The project is a collaboration with the School of Nursing and Midwifery researching ideas around an interdisciplinary study on nurse education and actor training.
Other projects include working on an idea for a comedy radio drama.
Qualifications and Memberships
BA Hons University of Manchester (victoria)
MA Script writing for TV and Radio