Dr Misri Dey
Senior Lecturer, Theatre and Acting
Misri is a theatre practitioner and director, working across contemporary theatre performance of a wide variety of kinds. Her training reflects this, having trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (1998) and at the Amsterdam School for New Dance Development (1993), as well as on the job. Industry experience includes touring of devised solo and group performance works nationally and internationally with companies like Travelling Light Theatre, Lusty Juventus, Singeltheater (Netherlands) and her own solo performance and radio works (Exeter Phoenix, Theatre Museum, London, British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Sangaam). She has also performed in numerous classical works at The Gate Theatre, London, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and the London Coliseum, amongst others. Alongside this, she worked freelance as a director and researcher for companies and individuals that include amongst others Augusto Boal (Brazil), Baz Kershaw (UK), Tariq Ali (UK), Marina Warner (UK), MusicWorks (UK), Clean Break Theatre (UK), Singel Theatre (Netherlands), Slederloj Youth Theatre (Belgium), Bibi Miller (USA). Her most current performance research involves making and writing about solo contemporary performance, revolving around issues of mixed ethnicity and cultural identity. She was awarded a PhD in 2015, titled Solo Devised Performance: A Practitioner's Enquiry, and has subsequently published several journal articles. Her book, ‘Making Solo Performance’ will be published in June 2018 with Palgrave Macmillan. She also founded and co-ordinates the Solo Contemporary Performance Forum, started at Dartington College of Arts in 2004 and which now works out of Falmouth and Bristol and supports and develops new solo performance work through laboratories, residencies, performance events and website platforms. Its partners include Trinity Arts Centre, The Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Residence, Bristol City Council and Falmouth University (http://www.soloperformanceforum.co.uk. She teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate Acting and Theatre degrees, directing productions, solo performances, taught MA programmes and examining stage three theses and has recently externally examined a PhD from The University of Sydney (2018). She worked as an external examiner for four years with E15/ University of Essex, on their BA Hons. Community Theatre and Theatre Practices and is currently External Examiner at Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts, on their Foundation and B.A Acting and M.A Acting ( Companies).