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I am a part-time Senior 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.
Acting and Performance - BA (Hons)
Arts and Creative Industries - PhD
Arts and Creative Industries - MRes
Postgraduate Research Supervision
|Mx Metra Saberova||Presenting body art and rejection of procreation as a critique of womanhood||PhD|
|Mr Ben Mallaby||Doctoral Research Project||PhD|
Awarded in the last 5 years
|Mr Guy Baron||Post-Euphoria in Electronic Music Making||PhD|
Royal Holloway, University of London
University Paris IV - Sorbonne
University Stendhal Grenoble III - University of Kent
Teaching and assessing on devising and performance modules, as well as theoretical modules. Supervision of Indecent Professional Practice projects.
Teaching and assessing modules including: performance studies and history of modern dance.
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.
Advisory Board Member for the AHRC-funded project ‘Aural/Oral Dramaturgies: Post-Verbatim, Amplified Storytelling and Gig Theatre in the Digital Age’
Creative Partner Sounding Board Member
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