Mr Pedro de Senna


Mr Pedro de Senna
NameMr Pedro de Senna
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre Theory & Practice
Research institute
Primary appointmentSchool of Arts
Email addressP.DeSenna@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6032-0132
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Pedro de Senna (he/him) is a theatre practitioner and academic. Pedro was born in Rio de Janeiro, where he started performing in 1993, and he is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre Theory and Practice at Middlesex University. His current research focuses on the relationships between futures studies and performance studies; between theatre education and society; and between performance and right-wing politics. He has also published on theatre translation and adaptation, directing and dramaturgy, and disability aesthetics. In his practice, Pedro has extensive experience as a director, workshop facilitator, performer and dramaturg. As an actor, Pedro has worked on stage, screen and audio – both in the UK and internationally. He is an associate director with SignDance Collective, a disabled-led dance-theatre company using sign languages as a basis for their choreographic practice; and his play Oriente Plus/Power Cut, written for the company, received an international tour with over 70 performances across 6 different countries. 

Teaching

Level 4 - Perspectives on Theatre

Level 5 - The Actor and Director; Performance Project (Module Leader)

Level 6 - Theatre Industry: placement and portfolio; Establishing Professional Practice

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

External activities

Research outputs

This blasted translation: or location, dislocation, relocation

de Senna, P. 2009. This blasted translation: or location, dislocation, relocation. Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance. 2 (3), pp. 255-265. https://doi.org/10.1386/jafp.2.3.255/1

Half a penny & The other side of the coin

de Senna, P. and Signdance Collective International 2012. Half a penny & The other side of the coin. Croydon, UK Apr 2012

A tragédia de Ismene, princesa de Tebas

de Senna, P. 2013. A tragédia de Ismene, princesa de Tebas. Mobile Editorial.

When creation, translation and adaptation meet: SignDance Collective's New gold

de Senna, P. 2013. When creation, translation and adaptation meet: SignDance Collective's New gold. in: Krebs, K. (ed.) Translation and adaptation in theatre and film Routledge.

Student choice in the curriculum: an investigation into existing practices in theatre and drama

de Senna, P. 2014. Student choice in the curriculum: an investigation into existing practices in theatre and drama. York, UK Higher Education Academy.

‘Nothing about us without us’: collaborations between disabled and non-disabled practitioners

de Senna, P., Bowditch, C. and Bower, D. 2015. ‘Nothing about us without us’: collaborations between disabled and non-disabled practitioners. in: Colin, N. and Sachsenmaier, S. (ed.) Collaboration in Performance Practice: Premises, Workings and Failures London Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 221-235

Two launch pads

de Senna, P. 2015. Two launch pads. in: Svich, C. (ed.) Innovation in five acts: strategies for theatre and performance Theatre Communications Group.

Laying siege to Carthage

de Senna, P. 2016. Laying siege to Carthage. in: Jarman (All This Maddening Beauty) and Other Plays Bristol Intellect. pp. 81-98

Ensaio.Hamlet: adaptation as rehearsal as essay

de Senna, P. 2017. Ensaio.Hamlet: adaptation as rehearsal as essay. in: Reilly, K. (ed.) Contemporary Approaches to Adaptation in Theatre Palgrave Macmillan UK. pp. 331-347

Diversity in the discipline working group: chair’s report 2015-17

de Senna, P. 2018. Diversity in the discipline working group: chair’s report 2015-17. SCUDD.

Futures literacy theatre lab with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors: practical and ethical considerations

de Senna, P. 2019. Futures literacy theatre lab with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors: practical and ethical considerations. Conceição/Conception. 8 (2), pp. 75-93. https://doi.org/10.20396/conce.v8i2.8657876

Freedom in the margins: Experiences from Brazil

de Senna, P., Gayotto, L. and Meirelles, M. 2021. Freedom in the margins: Experiences from Brazil. Studies in Theatre and Performance. 41 (1), pp. 68-82. https://doi.org/10.1080/14682761.2021.1885961

Performance and the Right

de Senna, P. and Hudson, J. 2021. Performance and the Right. Studies in Theatre and Performance. 41 (3), pp. 231-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/14682761.2021.1974674

The garden of dystopian pleasures

de Senna, P., Dousos, F., Ieropoulos, F. and Pfützenreuter, R. 2021. The garden of dystopian pleasures. Studies in Theatre and Performance. 41 (3), pp. 281-304. https://doi.org/10.1080/14682761.2021.1974693

Director training and education: Models from Brazil and the UK

de Senna, P., Adams, B. and Schneider Alcure, A. 2023. Director training and education: Models from Brazil and the UK. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. 14 (3), pp. 383-396. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443927.2023.2243172

Performance for futures (Intellectual Output 2)

Bacon, T. J. and de Senna, P. 2023. Performance for futures (Intellectual Output 2). in: Replay your futures: Labs for exploring undiscovered pathways Radom, Poland Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute for Sustainable Technologies.

Performance for futures (Intellectual Output 3)

Bacon, T. and de Senna, P. 2023. Performance for futures (Intellectual Output 3). in: de Senna, P., Gulmans, J. and Kononiuk, A. (ed.) Replay Your Futures: Training Manual for High School Facilitators Radom, Poland Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute for Sustainable Technologies. pp. 54-74
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