Dr Kelli Zezulka

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies

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Current positions

Lecturer in Technical Theatre

Areas of Research

backstage labour, especially lighting/lighting design, stage management and backstage crew; scenography; identity in creative practice; cooperation and collaboration; interactional linguistics; technical theatre pedagogy

Areas of Supervision

Scenography; backstage people and processes; ethnography; theatre history and historiography (especially of creative/backstage professions).


I am the current programme leader on the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre (Production and Design) degree, where I teach stage/production management and design skills across all three year groups.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD

    2015 - 2019
  • MRes

    2009 - 2011


  • On light

    Palmer, S., Graham, K., & Zezulka, K. (2023). On light. Theatre and Performance Design, 9(3-4), 127-130. https://doi.org/10.1080/23322551.2023.2295688