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Fiona MacPherson

Senior Lecturer

Department: Arts

Fiona joined the division of Performing Arts in 1994 her background is as a professional performer, singer, deviser and director. Her research and teaching interests lie in the interrogation of

·       Interdisciplinary collaborations in popular theatre forms

·       Performance aesthetics

Collaborations with theatre companies, most notably Open Clasp Newcastle A HEFCE Urban Regeneration Programme of over £30,000 was awarded to support this research in 2007 for the production of Tonic leading to the piece being nominated for Performance of the Year by the Journal Culture awards.

Collaborations with specific popular theatre forms, most recent being production of ‘Cain and Abel’ (May 2010) Exploring Hip Hop and Rap through genre of the miracle play for the Durham Mysteries funded by Durham City Council, Culture 10 and Northern Rock.

Her teaching interests and research are closely related, she has been responsible for the development and delivery of a range of modules across the undergraduate programmes in the following areas:- Improvisation, Directing for the Theatre, Acting for the Camera, the realisation of Music Theatre Product, Interrogation of Applied Theatre Practice, Arts in Development, Platform Performance, the analysis of Professional Practice.

Fiona MacPherson


Art BA (Hons) September 26 1994


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