Dr. Tracy Crossley

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

New Adelphi Room 5.12

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Current positions

Academic Lead Performance & English


I Studied at Lancaster University, where I did my BA in Theatre Studies, MA in Contemporary Theatre Practice and PhD in Visuality in Film and Theatre. I also taught at Lancaster, directed student productions and toured with my own theatre group before joining Salford as a full-time lecturer in 2001. Currently, alongside my role as Academic Lead, I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students, undertake PhD supervision and my own research in contemporary performance. 

Areas of research

Contemporary, Performance, Postdramatic, Pedagogy, Dramaturgy


I currently lead and teach on the third-year module New Trends in Theatre & Performance, deliver lectures on other modules and supervise final year Practical Research Projects. I also lead the final year Theatre Project module, which culminates in Debut: a festival of performance, showcasing the work of our final year students on Theatre and Performance and Comedy Writing and Performance. 

Research Interests

My research falls into the areas of Contemporary Performance and Postdramatic Theatre.  Most recently, I have published a paper exploring Stanislavsky’s performance methodology in the context of postdramatic theatre. I also co-edited an on-line handbook in devising postdramatic theatre – Making Postdramatic Theatre – published by Digital Theatre Plus (2018) and am currently working on a revised and extended edition.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BA (Hons) Theatre Studies
  • MA Contemporary Theatre Practice
  • PhD Visuality in Cinema and Theatre (2001)