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Dr Shane Kinghorn

Senior Lecturer
Drama and Contemporary Performance

Dr. Shane Kinghorn is a Senior Lecturer in Drama, having previously worked in London as a dramaturg, director and associate lecturer. His research and teaching focus is in the practice and application of dramaturgy, exploring relationships between the performance text and its applications in theatre. He specializes in the study of documentary or verbatim theatre practices, the subject of his PhD and several performances and publications in the UK and Europe.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

PhD: Imitations of Authenticity: The Uses of Verbatim, Manchester Metropolitan University

MA Advance Theatre Practice, Central School of Speech and Drama
BA (Hons) Film & Drama, University of Reading


Research Interests

Verbatim practice in text and performance (Drama)

PaR methodologies: imbedding contextual/theoretical positions into performance (Drama)

Developing metadiscourses

Dramaturgy(s) of/in contemporary performance (Drama)

Shane Kinghorn is a member of the Art and Performance Research Hub.

Book Chapters

Kinghorn, S., 2020. 'The Echo Chamber: Theater in a "Post-Truth" World'. In Boles, W.C. (eds.) After In-Yer-Face: Remnants of a Theatrical Revolution, pp. 231-246, Palgrave Macmillan.

Kinghorn, SW., 2014. 'Tony Kushner'. In Deeney, JF., Gale, MB. (eds.) Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists, pp. 145-150, Routledge, Abingdon.

Kinghorn, SW., 2013. 'Nothing but the Truth: narrative, authenticity and the dramatic in tribunal theatre'. In Shirley, D., Turner, J. (eds.) Performing Narrative, pp. 12-27, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Journal Articles

Kinghorn, SW., 2014. 'Speaking Machines: the 'Dialectical' Voice in Contemporary Verbatim Theatre', DramArt, 2014 (3), pp. 38-45.