Dr Andrew Filmer
BA Hons Class 1 (Sydney); PhD (Sydney); PGCTHE (Wales); FHEA
Office: F.G.4 Foundry Building (Parry-Williams Extension)
Phone: 01970 628487
Fax: 01970 622831
Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance
My research focuses on issues relating to place, space, location and performance, encompassing an interest in the nexus between performance and architecture, particularly contemporary theatre architecture and performers' experiences of backstage space. Additional research interests include improvisation and endurance running. I am currently exploring the concept of location in site-specific and site-based theatre and performance in the United Kingdom.
Having received my PhD in 2006 from the University of Sydney, I joined the Department in February 2008.
TP10120 Studying Theatre 1
TP30120 Analyzing Performance
TP33420 Performance And Architecture
TP10220 Studying Theatre 2
TP10520 Performance Workshop
TP10640 Production Project
TP22220 Performance in Context
TP33720 Postcolonial Theatre
TP32920 Theatre and Performance in the 17th Century
TPM0130 Theoretical Practices
TPM0430 Research Practices
Filmer, Andrew, ‘The Sydney Opera House: Design, History and Theatrical Haunting’ in Irene Eynat-Confino and Eva Sormova (eds) Patronage, Spectacle and the Stage (Prague: Prague Theatre Institute, 2006), 132-41.
Focus Issue (co-edited with Miranda Heckenberg and Joanne Tompkins) of Australasian Drama Studies 62 October 2012, entitled 'Beyond the Fourth Wall: Design, Space and Performance.'
Filmer, Andrew, ‘Re-imagining Suburbia with My Darling Patricia’, Australasian Drama Studies 62 October 2012, 30-47.
Filmer, Andrew & Kate Rossmanith, 'Space and Actor Formation', Theatre Research International 36: 3, 2011, 228-239.
Filmer, Andrew, ‘Making Space for Performance’, Studies in Theatre and Performance 30: 3, 2010, 275-287.
Hadley, Bree, Jelena Rajak, Andrew Filmer, Rebecca Caines, and Alan Read, ‘The ‘Dirty Work’ of the Lie’, Performance Research 15: 2, 2010, 123-129.
Filmer, Andrew, ‘The place of theatre practice: training and aesthetic tradition at Belvoir Street’, Australasian Drama Studies 53 October 2008, 111-127.
Filmer, Andrew, ‘Minding the Gap: The Performer in the Wings’, New Theatre Quarterly 24: 2, May 2008, 158-69.
Filmer, Andrew, ‘New Theatre Writing: Where Does The Money Go? A Statistical Review’, Sydney: PlayWriting Australia, 2007.
Online (non peer-reviewed)
Filmer, Andrew, ‘Gay McAuley: A Leading Figure in Australian Performance Studies’, Semiotix 8, April 2007. www.semioticon.com/semiotix/semiotix8/sem-8-03.html
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, ‘Ethno-techno: Writing on Performance, Activism, and Pedagogy’ (New York: Routledge, 2005), in Australasian Drama Studies 50, April 2007.
‘Purposeful assemblage’: Practicing location in National Theatre Wales’ The Persians. Association for Welsh Writing in English Annual Conference, Gregynog, Wales, 2012
‘Articulating the theatricality of architecture: The Persians at FIBUA.’ International Federation for Theatre Research Theatre Architecture Working Group Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic, 2011.
‘Place, History, Authenticity’ Regional Spaces, National Stages: Performance beyond London 1945-2010 Symposium, University of Reading, United Kingdom, 2010.
‘Place, History, Authenticity’ Theatre and Performance Research Association Annual Conference Cardiff, Wales, 2010.
‘Architecture, Audience and Desire’ International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009.
‘Duplicitous Sites: Misperforming Parliament’ Performance Studies International Conference 15, Zagreb, Croatia, 2009.
‘Terrains of Power: Performing Parliamentary Architecture’ Living Landscapes Conference, Aberystwyth, Wales, 2009.
‘‘Implacing’ Theatre Practice: A Theoretical Framework’ International Federation for Theatre Research Theatre Architecture Working Group symposium, Prague, Czech Republic, 2007.
‘A Topography of Sydney Practitioner Space’ Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies conference, Sydney, Australia, 2006.
‘Sydney Style: The Performative Implications of ‘Found’ Theatre Space’ 1st International Symposium on Environment, Behaviour and Society, Sydney, Australia, 2006
‘Within and Without: Containing the Heart of PQ’ Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies conference, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 2005.
‘Somewhere Between the Dressing Room and The Stage: Wrestling with the Wings’ Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2004.
‘The Sydney Opera House: Design, History and Theatrical Inhabitation’ International Federation for Theatre Research Scenography Working Group conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 2003.
Co-convenor of the Fédération Internationale pour la Recherche de Théâtre / International Federation of Theatre Research (FIRT / IFTR) Theatre Architecture Working Group (2012 to the present)