I am a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Drama and Contemporary Performance degree. Alongside my lecturing here at MMU, I am also a theatre maker, performer, consultant, and technical director. I am an associate artist with Reckless Sleepers and perform regularly with the company in Schrödinger, Negative Space and It's Hot It's Not.
MA Contemporary Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University
BA Contemporary Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University
My research interests are broadly situated within the domain of live art and contemporary theatre, particularly with regard to current trends in theatrical composition and collaborative development. My MA thesis was focused on Goat Island's use of 'gift and counter-gift' throughout the development of their work; exploring how audiences engage with, and feed in to, the company's creative process. My research is also focussed around the notion of scored theatre and the appropriation of musical discourse as a compositional tool within contemporary theatre practice. My writing often draws on my association with the theatre company Reckless Sleepers, articulating the methods, perspectives, and ideas that are generated and refined in the making of performance projects.
K. Egan (2018). Schrödinger’s notes: a minimalist equation for a Reckless Sleepers project. Studies in Theatre and Performance.
K. Egan (2013). Backpages 23.3: An Introduction to the Work of Reckless Sleepers. Contemporary Theatre Review. 23(3), pp.454-454.
K. Egan The Score as Text: music analysis, (de)composition, and the textual landscape in Plane Performance's Traviata project. Manchester Metropolitan University, 25/3/2010.
K. Egan (2015). Constructing Negative Space.
NK. Mackenzie (2014). The Flare Weekender 2014.
NK. Mackenzie, K. Egan, A. Fenemore (2010). Traviata by Plane Performance, devised theatre composition, presented at the Text and Theatre Symposium MMU Cheshire.
NK. Mackenzie, K. Egan (2008). Manchester International Student Theatre Festival, presented at Greenroom, Zion Arts Centre, Capitol Theatre, supported by Arts Council England, MMU and Greenroom.