Drama, Theatre and Performance at Huddersfield hosts a vibrant and developing research culture which includes the Centre for Psychophysical Performance Research (CPPR) and the Magic Research Group (MRG). Each of these groups publishes its own journal, organizes seminars and showings of research practice, and engages in projects outside of the academy. Other areas of interest include research into performance and disability, psychoanalysis, creativity, ecology, improvisation, new writing, and processes of devising. Members of the Drama team have contributed articles to peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Theatre Review, Performing Ethos, TDR, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training as well as contributing chapters to a variety of collections, authoring monographs and editing collections and series.
Institutes, Centres and Groups
The Centre for Psychophysical Performance Research
The Centre for Psychophysical Performance Research brings together researchers and practitioners to promote research into aspects of performance training and practice which recognise the inter-relation of mental and physical capacities in the performer.
Magic Research Group
The Magic Research Group brings together researchers and practitioners to promote research into performance magic. Largely multi-disciplinary in its approach The Magic Research Group encourages reflection on areas of performance magic not already covered in publication or areas already heavily researched.