RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND TEACHING

Gemma lectures in immersive theatre and teaches devising, based on her own practice with Shunt, Berlin-Nevada and as a solo director. She collaborates with other artists on many research projects, especially focussing on formal development of the relationship between the artist and the audience.

Most recently work:

  • Birmingham University (a series of workshops and panels based around her show at the RSC - Interregnum, Research through Practice)
  • Cambridge University (on Zoe Svendsen's new game-based project based around new economic structures and climate change - We Know Not What We May Be)
  • Central School of Speech and Drama (a four day workshop for MA students on devising methods for performers) 

WORKSHOPS

LAMDA (2014/16) : MA

  • workshop on experiential theatre for MA directing students.

CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA (2008 - 17) : MA

  • four day workshop for MA students on devising methods for actors
  • mentor for MA site-specific shows and dissertation projects.
  • course taught with Melanie Wilson and Wendy Hubbard: Working from Historical Source Material.
  • course taught with Hannah Ringham: Working with an audience as a solo performer.
  • course taught with Silvia Mercuriali: Inside/Outside: Performance in Public Spaces. (also taught in Tel Aviv)

ITALIA CONTI (2004 - 15) : BA

  • directed third year show - Time and the Conways.
  • workshops on devising for BA acting students.
  • director of contextual studies course for 1st - 3rd years (2005-6).

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CIRCUS ARTS (2015) : BA

  •  workshop on Shunt and immersive theatre for BA circus students.
  •  week-long devising workshop based on Buster Keaton’s The General.

FOURTH MONKEY (2014 - 15) : BA

  • directed BA students in first year devising project.

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY / rose bruford / brunel university / c.s.s.d / shunt / fourth monkey

  • lecturing and taking part in research projects and panels on collaborative and immersive theatre.

BAC (2013 -14) : 15 - 25 year olds

  • workshops on experiential theatre for BAC YPT.