Nicola Stammers is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA Theatre Arts (Design & Technical Theatre), having joined the University in 1994.
She has an eclectic profile as a designer and scenographer, which includes large-scale opera work for Glyndebourne Festival Opera alongside more experimental and innovative work, including The Old Man Of The Sea at Hoxton Hall, which highlights her interest in the integration of technology in performance language. Other work includes Carmen (Bowen West), Woyzeck (Jacksons Lane), Telephone Belles (Hampstead Theatre), The Soft Room (Acting Up), Isle Of Dogs, Puppet Cracked (Channel 4).
Nicola has also worked extensively in community and participatory projects, and she co-founded Creature Feature in 1995.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Nicola's teaching and learning interests centre around contemporary scenography with some emphasis on puppetry and lighting design. Nicola teaches extensively on all core modules on the undergraduate Theatre Arts programme and has over the last decade been developing the programme's innovative Practice as Research module.
Research Outputs & Interests
Nicola's research interests include:
The emergence and cultural development of shadow play
'Young Creatives' pedagogic mentoring project in collaboration with Chickenshed