Kirsty
Sedgman
Researcher, Lecturer, Editor & Writer


TEACHING

I have five years’ experience teaching in Higher Education. Between Sept 2009 and July 2014 I worked as a sessional Lecturer in Theatre at the University of Aberystwyth. Since starting maternity leave in July 2014 I have worked independently on a number of research projects and publications.

At Aberystwyth I taught a wide range of undergraduate modules in lecture, seminar and practical workshop-based formats, and lectured at MA level. I was responsible for coordinating the ‘Making Theatre: Making History’ unit, arranging archival fieldtrips to the Centre for Performance Research (CPR) and the National Library of Wales. I pride myself on providing high-quality pastoral care, dealing with sensitive academic and welfare issues, and received consistent praise for making complex subjects exciting and accessible:

Module Year Type Brief Description
Making Theatre, Making History 2nd Year BA Lectures, Seminars, Workshops Module Coordinator. Teaching archival and historiographical research methods, focusing on an in-depth analysis of performance and performativity in the French Revolution.
Studying Theatre 1st Year BA Seminars Introduction to key theorists and practitioners of the 20th Century and their current relevance in relation to contemporary performance practices.
Shakespeare in Performance 2nd Year BA Lectures, Workshops A detailed exploration of Shakespeare’s plays in relation to their historical contexts.
Site-Specific Performance MA Lectures Considering the role of the audience in located and community- engaged performance.
Key Theatre Practices 2nd Year BA Workshops Exploring the theories and methods of five instrumental practitioners: Beckett, Grotowski, Bausch, Wilson & Brith Gof.
Final-Year Dissertation 3rd Year BA Lectures Thinking about the audience in your final project.
Text Workshop 2nd Year BA Seminars, Workshops Examining dramaturgical practices by exploring Shakespeare's Hamlet, Heiner Müller’s Hamletmachine, Artaud’s Spurt of Blood, Chekhov’s A Cherry Orchard, and Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Place, Space & Landscape 3rd Year BA Seminars Applying spatial theories to performance.
Analysing Performance 2nd Year BA Seminars Critical reflections on contemporary performances experienced as part of the ‘Theatre Passport’ scheme.