Dr Oliver Bray, Director of Arts

Dr Oliver Bray

Director of Arts

Oliver is the Director of Arts in the Leeds School of Arts.

Oliver’s well-respected performance and live art practice has toured nationally and internationally to venues and festivals including Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Romania; In between Time, Bristol; and the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow. His performance work seeks always to be genuinely innovative and edgy, while remaining unapologetically inclusive, eminently watchable and often quite a bit funny.

Current Teaching

PhD supervision.

Research Interests

Oliver’s current research interests stem from his professional practice in contemporary performance and live art but are inherently interdisciplinary in nature. As a theatre maker and practice-led researcher, his current interests include methodologies of restriction and constraint, speech-making, the art of rhetoric and the performance potential of ’pataphysical post-truth in the 21st century.

Dr Oliver Bray, Director of Arts

Selected Outputs

  • Bray O (2019) Perecquian Spaces for Performance Practice. In: Forsdick C; Leak A; Phillips R ed. Georges Perec's Geographies: Material, Performative and Textual Spaces. UCL Press,

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  • bray O (2016) Literary and Theatrical Constraint. In: Perec's Geographies / Perecquian Geographies, 6 May 2016 - 7 May 2016, University of Sheffield.

  • Bray O; Bray P (2013) Voicing Trauma and Truth Narratives of Disruption and Transformation.

  • (In press) Ursonate Post-truth.

  • Bray OP (In press) Of This Room.

  • Bray OP (In press) The Elision of Scaff'.

  • Bray OP (In press) The Animal Was Upon Him.

  • Bray OP (In press) The Speech Maker.