Charlotte Thompson joined Middlesex University as a visiting lecturer in 2011 and became Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Performance in October 2012. She is a playwright and has worked as a writer, theatre practitioner and teacher in community contexts for several years. She has also spent time as a visiting lecturer at Leicester University and the University of Greenwich.
PhD in contemporary playwriting practice, Writing on the body; Alternative dramaturgies, new forms of empathy. Begun at Royal Holloway, completed with a bursary at the University of Lincoln.
MA Playwriting Studies, The University of Birmingham.
First class BA Hons, English and Drama, The University of Kent at Canterbury.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Charlotte has been teaching in educational and community contexts since 2002 and in Higher Education since January 2010.
General areas of teaching interest include: Playwriting, Contemporary Theatre Practice, Applied Theatre.
Research Outputs & Interests
Key areas of interest include:
Theatre in Education
Contemporary (Western) Dramaturgies
Empathy and embodied reception in theatre and performance
Working as a Practitioner in Applied Contexts/ working in Applied Contexts as Practitioner (how work created as a playwright is informed by Applied Practice; how Applied Practice is informed by my work as practising playwright).
Thompson, Charlotte (2011) Beyond borders: David Greig's transpersonal dramaturgy. In: Cosmotopia: transnational identities in David Greig's theatre. Muller, Anja and Wallace, Clare , eds. Litteraria Pragensia, pp. 103-117. ISBN 9788073083557