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Lazlo Pearlman


Department: Arts

Performance studies, queer theory, transgender studies, feminism, solo performance, political cabaret, contemporary performance.

LazloresizLazlo Pearlman is a performance maker and theorist whose areas of interest and expertise are gender-, performance- and cultural-studies, queer theory, transgender studies, intersectional feminism and critical race theory. His practice specialisms are in solo performance, physical theatre, political cabaret and contemporary performance.

Campus Address

Squires 111 Northumbria University

0191 227 3748

Professional Activity

Co-convenor ‘Queer Futures’ working group for the International Federation of Theatre Research (IFTR)

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Current research themes  include the theatrical practices and histories of transgender and other non-normative performers, queering, cripping and resisting, and the practical exploration of Deleuzo-Guattarian theories via the transgender working body/body of work.  

Key Publications

Kisses Cause Trouble Le Vrai Spectacle: Queering the French, Frenching the Queer, in Queer Dramaturgies Campbell, A and S Farrier, eds. UK:Palagrave, 2016

‘Dissemblage’ and ‘Truth Traps’: Creating Methodologies of Resistance in Queer Autobiographical Theatre:  Theatre Research International (TRI)/ Volume 40 / Issue 01 / March 2015, pp 88-91

Trans Arts and Artists in Trans Bodies, Trans Selves  Erickson-Schroth, L, ed NY:Oxford University Press, 2014


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