Elizabeth Tomlin


Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Liz Tomlin’s research is in the area of contemporary theatre and performance, political and cultural theory, performance and devising techniques and new writing for theatre. She is currently working on a monograph for Manchester University Press entitledActs and Apparitions: Discourses of the Real in Performance Practice and Theory 1990-2010, for which she was awarded a research grant by the AHRC.

Dr Tomlin was the founder member and co-artistic director of Point Blank Theatre from 2000-2009. In this time she wrote and directedDead Causes, Operation Wonderland and Roses and Morphine, wrote, directed and performed in Nothing to Declare and acted as producer and dramaturg for An Evening with Psychosis. Her practical research is now undertaken in association with her company, Geiger Counter, and current projects include Pool Rules and Landfill. She is currently supervising doctoral researchers in the areas of contemporary adaptations of Greek mythology and site-specific practice as political intervention.