Dr Trish Reid

Position: Associate Dean (Education)
School: Faculty Of Arts & Social Sciences
Email: P.Reid@kingston.ac.uk
Extension: 67004
Location: Room PR EM 3031, Eadweard Muybridge, Penrhyn Road


After working in the Drama Department at Kingston for more than a decade I took up the post of Associate Dean (Education) in FASS in January 2016. I continue to teach contemporary theatre courses in Drama and to supervise PhD students in that area.

My research interests are primarily in contemporary theatre, and in more especially in Scottish theatre and performance. I'm interested in the ways identities are constituted through performance, particularly national and gender identities. I have also written about ethnicity in the context of contemporary playwriting.

I am currently one of two Theatre Section editors for the International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Film and I am Treasurer of the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA). I'm also a member of the Political Performances Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) and of the German Society for Theatre and Perfoemance in English (CDE).

Educational and professional qualifications

2011 PhD Theatre History , University of London
2003 PG Cert Learning and Teaching in HE , Kingston University
1994 BA Hons Drama and Theatre Arts , Goldsmith College, University of London

Professional experience (post-1990)

2002 Temporary Lecturer, Royal Holloway, University of London
2002 Visiting Tutor, Royal Holloway, University of London
2000 (2) Part-time Lecturer, English Dept, Loughborough University
2000 Visiting Tutor, Goldsmith College, University of London
1985-95 actor/musician, various television/radio and live performances


I currently teach across a range of modules on the undergraduate Drama programme and on the MA Gender Without Borders. As well as contemporary theatre I teach song writing and Feminist Performance practice.

Research supervision

I currently have PhD students working in representations of women in contemporary Irish Drama, Variety Theatre, and Theatre and Human Rights. I welcome applications from students interested in contemporay theatre especially in relation to identity politics.

Research areas

Drama: Contemporary theatre and performance
Drama: Nineteenth-Century Theatre

International connections

Internationa Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR)
German Society for Contemporary Drama in Englsih (CDE)
Saltire Society
International Association for Scottish Literatures

Professional activity

I am Conference Officer and member of the Executive Committee for The Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA)

I am joint Theatre editor for the International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen (IJoSTS)

Research outputs

Number of items: 21.


Reid, Trish (2016) Teenage dreams : power and imagination in David Greig's Yellow Moon and The Monster in the Hall. Contemporary Theatre Review, 26(1), pp. 60-70. ISSN (print) 1048-6801

Reid, Trish (2008) Book Review of: The Victorian clown by Jacky Bratton and Ann Featherstone. Theatre Research International, 33(2), p. 211. ISSN (print) 0307-8833

Reid, Trish (2008) Scottish Arts Council wields the axe. Contemporary Theatre Review, 18(3), pp. 398-401. ISSN (print) 1048-6801

Reid, Trish (2007) "Deformities of the frame" : the theatre of Anthony Neilson. Contemporary Theatre Review, 17(4), pp. 487-498. ISSN (print) 1048-6801

Reid, Trish (2007) 'From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs': the new National Theatre of Scotland. Contemporary Theatre Review, 17(2), pp. 192-201. ISSN (print) 1048-6801


Beaton, Alistair, Drummond, Rob, Pearson, Morna, Neilson, Anthony, Hurley, Kieran and Reid, Trish [Author of introduction, etc.] (2014) Contemporary Scottish plays. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. 376p. ISBN 9781472574435

Reid, Trish (2013) Theatre & Scotland. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave MacMillan. 120p. (Theatre &) ISBN 9780230292611

Book Section

Reid, Trish (2016) 'Sexy kilts with attitude': Scottish theatre in the twenty-first century. In: Adiseshiah, Siân and Lepage, Louise, (eds.) Twenty-first century drama: what happens now. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 191-211. ISBN 9781137484024

Reid, Trish (2014) 'Breid, barley-bree an paintit room': history, identity and utopianism in Lyndsay's Thrie Estaitis and Greig's Glasgow Girls. In: Brown, I. and Berton, J., (eds.) Roots and Fruits of Scottish Culture: Scottish Identities, History and Contemporary Literature. Glasgow, U.K. : Scottish Literature International. pp. 1-16. ISBN 9781908980076

Reid, Trish (2014) Staging Scotland: National Theatre of Scotland and shifting conceptions of Scottish identity. In: Jones, Huw David, (ed.) The media in Europe’s small nations. Newcastle, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 105-122. ISBN 9781443854177

Reid, Trish (2013) "Angels and modern myth": grid iron and the new Scottish theatre. In: Duggan, Patrick and Ukaegbu, Victor, (eds.) Reverberations across small-scale British theatre: politics, aesthetics and forms. Bristol, U.K. : Intellect. pp. 175-193. ISBN 9781783202973

Reid, Trish (2012) Anthony Neilson. In: Sierz, Aleks, (ed.) Modern British playwriting. The 1990s: voices, documents, new interpretations. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 137-163. (Decades of modern British playwriting) ISBN 9781408129265

Reid, Trish (2011) Post-devolutionary drama. In: Brown, Ian, (ed.) The Edinburgh companion to Scottish drama. Edinburgh, U.K. : Edinburgh University Press. pp. 188-199. (Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature) ISBN 9780748641086

Conference or Workshop Item

Reid, Trish (2016) Remaking the demos : Caryl Churchill's dramaturgy of disillusionment. In: IFTR 2016 : Presenting the Theatrical Past; 13 - 17 Jun 2016, Stockholm, Sweden. (Unpublished)

Reid, Trish (2015) 'Sexy kilts-with-attitude' : willfulness as national character in Rona Munro's James Plays (Taylor 2014). In: TaPRA Conference 2015; 08 - 10 Sep 2015, Worcester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Reid, Trish (2014) Caledonian dreaming : the performance of a different Scotland in Keiran Hurley's Rantin. In: Annual TaPRA Conference; 3-5 Sep 2014, Egham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Reid, Trish (2013) The performance of 'histories', notions of 'truth' and Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner (2013). In: 23rd Annual CDE Conference: Theatre and History: Cultural Transformations; 19-22 Jun 2014, Hamburg, Germany. (Unpublished)

Reid, Trish (2012) Scottish theatre and the alternative tradition. In: Theatrical Histories: the American Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference; 01-04 Nov 2012, Nashville, U.S.A.. (Unpublished)

Reid, Trish (2011) Staging Scotland: the National Theatre Scotland and shifting conceptions of Scottish identity. In: Cyfrwng 2011 : Cynhadledd Ryngwladol ar y Cyfryngau a Diwylliant mewn Cenhedloedd Bach = International conference on media and culture in small nations; 16 - 17 Jun 2011, Glamorgan, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Reid, Trish (2009) Truth and belief: autobiography in the work of improbable theatre. In: Performing lives; 06 - 08 Jul 2009, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Scholarly Edition

Neilson, Anthony and Reid, Trish [Author of introduction, etc.] (2015) The wonderful world of Dissocia. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. 110p. (Methuen Drama Modern Classics) ISBN 9781472509598

This list was generated on Fri May 26 04:31:31 2017 BST.