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Dr Oliver

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.

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.

PhD supervision.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (1)

Books (1)

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

Chapters (1)

  • Bray O (2019) Perecquian Spaces for Performance Practice. In: Forsdick C; Leak A; Phillips R Georges Perecs Geographies : Material, Performative and Textual Spaces. : UCL Press, pp. .
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Conference contributions (1)

  • bray O (2016) Literary and Theatrical Constraint University of Sheffield 06/05/2016.

Performances (5)

  • Bray OP (In press), The Animal Was Upon Him
  • Bray OP (In press), The Speech Maker
  • Bray OP (In press), The Elision of Scaff'
  • Bray OP (In press), Of This Room
  • (In press)Ursonate Post-truth
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