Bruce is the Programme Leader for BA Theatre Directing and Production and he lectures widely across all of the undergraduate and postgraduate theatre programmes at Middlesex, having worked with the Theatre Arts team since 2013. His practice encompasses theatre directing, dramaturgy, scenography and producing.
He has led on a range of industry-facing KE projects and was artistic director of More Storm Festival for scratch and new work, hosted in the University's theatre facilities in Hendon, and of Theatre Arts Exchange, a pop-up venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
He has directed the world premieres of over ten new plays at notable venues including Theatre503 and the King’s Head Theatre. He is artistic director of critically acclaimed theatre company Thrust, which he founded in 2007 and with which he has directed and produced both new and radically reinterpreted work including papercut– (Theatre Arts Exchange), Inheritance (King's Head), Request Programme, Pornography (Otherplace Brighton), and The Bell Jar (MDX).
Bruce’s doctoral research in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries examines the overlap between dramaturgy and scenography from the director’s perspective, and the potentials for scenography to function as a form of disruptive dramaturgy.
His teaching interests include professional practice and producing for theatre; directing and dramaturgy for the stage; scenography, including sound design; and ensemble performance work. He has also worked extensively with children and young people as a drama teacher and facilitator.
Doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries. Researching the potentials of scenography as a form of disruptive dramaturgy.