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Dr Kris Darby


LECTURER IN DRAMA AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES
School of Creative and Performing Arts
0151 291 3256
Arts and Humanities
darbyk@hope.ac.uk

I hold a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Aberystwyth University as well as a Masters in Drama Research and PhD in Drama from the University of Exeter. My thesis, ‘Pedestrian Performance: A Mapped Journey’, was concerned with theatre and site-based performances that place emphasis on the action of walking. 

My subsequent research examined the prominence of walking in performer training and the use of the journey motif in theatre, labyrinths and video games. Walking continues to underpin my current research and practice as a sound artist, exploring the possibilities of placial empathy through binaural field recordings.

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I am a member of the Walking Artists Network and Chair of the board of directors for C&T Applied Theatre Company, based at the University of Worcester.