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.
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.
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,
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.