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Sharon Clark

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Personal statement

Sharon Clark is an established playwright, dramaturge, film writer and theatre producer. She is also Creative Director of Bristol-based immersive theatre company, Raucous, currently resident at the renowned Pervasive Media Studio.

At Bath Spa, she is the leader of the Writing for Theatre module that sits within the College of Liberal Arts. She also teaches on the MA Scriptwriting course.

Her research interests are digital storytelling, immersive theatre, theatre fusing with film, projection mapping, and the ethics around immersive performance and theatre during the Siege of Leningrad (1941 – 1944).

Sharon has worked with Bristol Old Vic, Watershed, The National Theatre, Theatre 503, the Arcola, Watford Palace Theatre and the Arts Council. She is also the founder and producer of Blahblahblah, a company that develops and produces work by spoken word artists.

Her work has been shortlisted for the Yale Drama Prize and the PapaTango Prize, and nominated for the National Theatre Playwright’s Award.

Press

Sharon has been interviewed in the press many times. She has made numerous appearances on radio, written blog posts for The Guardian, been involved in a documentary about the theatre and written articles for professional theatre magazines.

Her research has led to large-scale theatre work using creative technology. Her last production was seen by over 4,000 people.

Areas of research supervision

Sharon is interested in supervising students in theatre writing, writing for performance, spoken word, performance poetry, film, immersive experiences, audience interaction and use of digital technology in narrative, animation and puppetry.

Areas of expertise

Theatre, performance, digital storytelling, film, radio, spoken word.

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