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Dr Eugenie Pastor

Dr Eugenie Pastor

pastore@lsbu.ac.uk

Arts and Performance

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I am a part-time lecturer in the School of Performance, having joined LSBU as a permanent member of staff in September 2017 after four years teaching on the course as a Visiting Lecturer. I teach theatre-making modules as well as theory-based modules, and I also supervise the research and practical work of our third years students. I also currently co-supervise two PhD candidates.

Alongside my work at LSBU, I am a practitioner with a decade-long career as an artist, performer and musician. I am co-artistic director of performance company She Goat, as well as a long-time member of theatre company Little Bulb Theatre. In April 2022, I was part of the team that won the Olivier Award for Best Family Show with Wolf, Witch, Giant, Fairy. I have also made solo work.

I am passionate about dramaturgy, music in performance, intimacy in performance, performance as embodied learning and knowledge, feminism as a praxis, voice, and how practice can support and inform research. My recent research focuses on the intersections between performance and live music, the uses of voice in performance to convey a sense of intimacy, one-on-one performance and collaborative authorship.

Recent research projects include: a R&D residency at Ryerson University, Toronto, in collaboration with Michael F. Bergmann, on exploring low-fi intimate VR experiences; an exploration of representations of love on stage through the use of voice, based on The Undefinable, a piece I co-authored in 2019 and re-worked as an audio-only work in 2020.

My practical work has toured the UK and internationally, to critical acclaim, including: Soho Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, The Shed at the National Theatre, Millenium Centre Cardiff, Salzburg Festival, Brisbane International Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Southbank Centre, Folkestone Quarterhouse, Bristol Old Vic, Royal Opera House and CBeebies. It has been reviewed and featured in publications including The Times, The Guardian, Time Out, The Wire and the BBC. I was a Creative Partner Sounding Board member at Battersea Arts Centre until May 2021.

I also work as an academic and specialist translator from French into English and English into French.

Courses taught

Acting and Performance - BA (Hons)

Arts and Creative Industries - PhD

Arts and Creative Industries - MRes

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mx Metra SaberovaPresenting body art and rejection of procreation as a critique of womanhoodPhD
Mr Ben MallabyDoctoral Research ProjectPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Guy BaronPost-Euphoria in Electronic Music MakingPhD
PhD

Royal Holloway, University of London

2008
2014
MA

University Paris IV - Sorbonne

2006
2008
BA

University Stendhal Grenoble III - University of Kent

2003
2006
Visiting Lecturer
London South Bank University

Teaching and assessing on devising and performance modules, as well as theoretical modules. Supervision of Indecent Professional Practice projects.

2013
2017
Education
Visiting Lecturer
Royal Holloway, University of London

Teaching and assessing modules including: performance studies and history of modern dance.

2009
2013
Education
HEA
2018
Ryerson University, Toronto

Research project residency with Michael F. Bergmann in the School of Performance, exploring one-on-one performance and low-fi VR.

Guest lecture on one-on-one performance.

Research presentation to faculty, CoLAB, FCAD, Ryerson University.

November 2019
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Advisory Board Member for the AHRC-funded project ‘Aural/Oral Dramaturgies: Post-Verbatim, Amplified Storytelling and Gig Theatre in the Digital Age’

May 2020
Battersea Arts Centre

Creative Partner Sounding Board Member

Industry
December 2014

Filter publications

Time, friendship and ‘collective intimacy’: the point of view of a co-devisor from within Little Bulb Theatre.
Pastor, E (2019). Time, friendship and ‘collective intimacy’: the point of view of a co-devisor from within Little Bulb Theatre. in: Worth, L, Thomaidis, K and Evans, M (ed.) Time and Performer Training Routledge.

L’interprète au sein du dispositif technologique : une humanité augmentée
Pastor, E (2018). L’interprète au sein du dispositif technologique : une humanité augmentée. in: Pluta, I, Dacheux, M, Guay, H, Hagemann, S and Pastor, E (ed.) Scène (post)numériqueAnthologie critique d’écrits et d’entretiens d’artistes / (Post)Digital StageCritical anthology of artists’ statements and interviews Rennes Presses Universitaires de Rennes.

Jean Lambert-wild ou la scène au-delà du visuel
Pastor, E (2017). Jean Lambert-wild ou la scène au-delà du visuel. European Drama and Performance Studies. Hors-s, pp. 81-97. https://doi.org/10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-06922-5.p.0081