Bryce Lease

Board Member

Bryce Lease is Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies and Head of Knowledge Exchange at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. His writings on international performance have been published in numerous journals, including The Drama Review (TDR), Contemporary Theatre Review (CTR), Theatre Research International (TRI), Theatre Journal, European Stages and New Theatre Quarterly (NTQ) and books with Routledge and University of Cambridge and Manchester Presses. His research has been funded by research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Newton Fund, the British Academy, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI). In 2021, he was awarded the prestigious Thesaurus Poloniae Fellowship by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. He has been PI and Co-I on three AHRC-funded projects and is currently a Collaborator on the SSHRC-funded project ‘Thinking Through the Museum: A Partnership Approach to Curating Difficult Knowledge in Public’ (2021-28) and PI for Performance Lab, which received £1.37 million in investment from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as a catalyst for research and development in Theatre and Performance in immersive performance and digital technologies.

Carolina Ortega 

Board Member

CAROLINA ORTEGA is a Venezuelan performance maker and curator. She studied Theatre direction and dramaturgy ‘MA Text & Performance’ at RADA (London) and Documentary and Biographic Theatre Direction and Dramaturgy at Universität der Künste Berlin.

She was a programmer for CASA Latin American Theatre Festival between 2009-12 and Curating Producer at the Bush Theatre in 2012 (London). She was co-artistic director of FLIGHT OF THE ESCALES between 2013-2018 and since then, runs her own theatre company, TUCAN RIOT.

She is currently working with Aurora Nova as an agent and Sustainability consultant. Together with Heleen De Boever they developed the Sustainability Lab, a toolbox for artists, presenters and agents towards more sustainable touring options. She completed the Weiterbildung in Transformation Managerin Nachhaltige Kultur with Aktionsnetzwerk

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