Sita Calvert-Ennals is a Senior lecturer in the Drama dept. She is module co-ordinator for the core second year module Making Performance and the 3rd year Drama module Writing and Directing for performance and teaches on the MA Directing. She is also a member of the Arts and Social Change research group. Sita's research specialisms are theatre : Directing /Dramaturgy and British New Writing.
She has been working professionally as a theatre director for the past 18 years and always works closely with a writer from the inception of an idea.
Recent work includes: UK national tour of The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak for Wattle and Daub in 2017 and The Terrible Things I've Done for Invisible Ink that toured Wales and the South West in 2017. As a freelance director she's worked with, amongst others - Sherman Cymru, National theatre Wales, Bath Theatre Royal, Bristol Old vic, Theatre Iolo, Theatre Bristol, Wattle and Daub.
Up-coming productions include a collaboration with writer David Lane - What Remains of Us - based on divided family reunions in North and South Korea. This was due to premiere at Bristol Old Vic in April 202O but will now be premiered in 2021 when Covid restrictions are lifted.
1st Class BA (Hons) Community Theatre - Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts
SFHEA - Higher Education academy fellowship
- SDUK - Stage Directors UK
Drama, Acting, Directing
Research and academic outputs
Calvert-Ennals, S (2021) Tarrare (2015-2017) [REF2021 collection].
Calvert-Ennals, S (2017) The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak. Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, UK, 25 - 28 January 2017.
The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak: an investigation into the dramaturgy of puppetry, music and historical archive material in live performance
Calvert-Ennals, S (2015) The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak: an investigation into the dramaturgy of puppetry, music and historical archive material in live performance. In: Bristol Festival of Puppetry, Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, UK, 2-3 September 2015.