Arts Sciences


Dr Kirstin Smith

Kirstin is fascinated by how performance shapes our daily lives and ways of relating to each other: our conceptions of value, identity and economy. She’s taught performance theory, texts, practice and writing, and particularly enjoys supervising creative dissertations from BA to PhD. Recently, she’s been researching casting (Theatre Journal, PLATFORM) and her book about the emergence of stunts in public life is published by Routledge. Kirstin began her work as an actor on screen and stage, before becoming a dramaturg and devising performer. A fan of eclecticism, she has also published fiction and worked in disability access. 


Kirstin is module convenor for BASC0064 Understanding Performance I: Performance Makers in Extra-Theatrical Contexts