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MA Theatre and Performance, Queen Mary, University of London
Matthew Randle-Bent is a scholar and theatre maker. He has been teaching courses in dramaturgy and theatre studies at The Theatre School since 2020. During the 2022-23 academic year, he will be an artist in residence at the Watermill Center, the laboratory of performance and the humanities founded by Robert Wilson. He will also serve as production dramaturg on Court Theatre's production of The Island, by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona. He is interested in making work that contributes to progressive change in society. To that end, his current major scholarly research project documents the history of the International Theatre Institute's Third World committee during the 1970s, and considers what lessons the group's transformative institution agenda might hold for contemporary theatre and performance, in a new era of renewed institutional and social upheaval. He also has an ongoing project experimenting with the possibilities of Gertrude Stein's “landscape" theatre for contemporary arts and critical writing. Matthew is from Gloucestershire, in the United Kingdom, where he attended his local state comprehensive school. His studied for an undergraduate degree in Theatre and Performance studies at the University of Warwick, and a Master's degree in Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary, University of London. He is currently completing his PhD at Northwestern University. In addition to his work at DePaul, he also teaches classes at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to this year, his most recent artistic project was as a dramaturg on Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's production of I, Banquo. His writing has been published in Contemporary Theatre Review, caa.reviews and Theatre Journal.