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Projects which explore the representation of identity (particularly age and gender, but also race, disability, sexuality etc) and the meeting of theatrical performance and the performance of identity in everyday life.

20122019

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Biography

Before studying for an MA and PhD at Sheffield, Bridie was a lecturer, theatre director and facilitator in mainstream and community theatre and theatre education, working for, amongst others, Liverpool Everyman, Battersea Arts Centre and Paines Plough Theatre Company. Bridie currently teaches on the modules Theatre and Performance Making, Specialist Practice (Applied Theatre) and Models & Theories of Performance Practice (2b) . She focuses on teaching production of dramatic text and strategies for devising, plus applied and political theatre. She is especially interested in the representation of identity in performance. Her AHRC funded PhD study (University of Sheffield), investigated the performance of age and ageing.  This included an element of practice-as-research and to facilitate this she formed ‘Passages Theatre’, a group for performers over the age of fifty https://www.facebook.com/passagestheatregroup/.  They have made and toured 4 shows since 2012: Life Acts (2013), A Blueprint For Ageing (2014) The Mirror Stage (2015) And You Need Hands (2016). They were also Theatre Company in Residence at the Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield (2017 -19). Bridie has published articles from her study in the journals Age, Culture, Humanities, and Arts Praxis and contributed a chapter, ‘The Age Performances of Peggy Shaw’, to Cathy, McGlynn, Maggie O'Neill and Michaela Schrage-Früeh’s 2017 edited collection, Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture: Reflections, Refractions and Reimaginings.  She is currently at the early stages of writing a monograph for Routledge, entitiled Performing Ageing Femininities, which is due to be be published in 2022.

 

 

 

External positions

Director, Passages Theatre Group

3 Oct 2012 → …

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Theatre
  • Performance
  • age
  • identity
  • community theatre
  • contemporary theatre
  • theatre history

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Research Output

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  • The Age Performances of Peggy Shaw: Intersection, Interoception and Interruption

    Moore, B., 23 Dec 2017, Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture: Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings. McGlynn, C., O'Neil, M. & Schrage-Früh, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 73 - 92 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    The Mirror Stage (performance)

    Moore, B., 18 Sep 2015

    Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

  • A Blueprint for Ageing (performance)

    Moore, B., 11 Jun 2014

    Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

  • Depth Significance and Absence: Age Effects in New British Theatre

    Moore, B., 2014, In : Age, Culture, Humanities. 1, 1, p. 163-195 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 8 Oral presentation
    • 2 Invited talk

    “Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw, an Aesthetics of Care”

    Bridie Moore (Speaker)
    5 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    “Tactical Walking in the Urban Environment”

    Bridie Moore (Speaker)
    24 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    "Tactical Walking in the Urban Environment: Embodiment, Ageing and Sexuality”. Practice and presentation.

    Bridie Moore (Speaker)
    8 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation