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Alexander Kelly


Alexander Kelly
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Alexander Kelly

Senior Lecturer

School of Film, Music & Performing Arts

0113 81 25704 A.Kelly@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Alexander Kelly

Alex is Senior Lecturer in Performance Practice and has been with with the school since the start of its first course in 2006. He is Co-Artistic Director of the Sheffield-based theatre company Third Angel: www.thirdangel.co.uk.

Alex has been a part-time Senior Lecturer with the school since the start of its first course in 2006. He also teaches regularly at other UK Universities and abroad. He is Co-Artistic Director of the Sheffield-based theatre company Third Angel, with whom he devises, directs, writes, designs and performs. Third Angel’s work tours throughout Britain, mainland Europe and beyond.

Alex regularly mentors other artists and companies with Third Angel and through his role here at Leeds Beckett. Recently this has included working with RashDash, Unfolding Theatre, Daniel Bye, Ellie Harrison and Action Hero, co-devising Tea Is An Evening Meal with Faye Draper/Northern Stage, and co-devising and directing A Conversation With My Father and Equations For A Moving Body with Hannah Nicklin.

Alex has taught as a visiting lecturer and artist in residence at many UK Universities, including Manchester Metropolitan, University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, University of Leeds, York St. John, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of Hull at Scarborough, Royal Holloway, Kingston University and the Royal College of Art.

He has also taught for Third Angel at: the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Cena Brasil, Rio De Janeiro; MESS Theatre Festival, Sarajevo; and the Helsinki Theatre Academy.

His work has been published in the handbook DIY: Do It Yourself, Contemporary Theatre Review, Performance Research and The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, amongst others.

Current Teaching

  • BA Performance
    • Lift Off 1: Process
    • Lift Off 2: Festival
    • Professional Practice: Placement
  • MA Performance
    • Performance Matters 1
    • Artist Project Major

Research Interests

Alex is currently completing a PhD by Previously Published Work, focusing on solo, autobiographical performance, and the responsibilities of utilizing other people’s stories.

Other, ongoing research interests are in devising, story-telling, documentary theatre, intimate and one-to-one performance, and cross-disciplinary collaboration, in particular science and art.

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