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Natalie Piper

Lecturer

Natalie is a performer, writer, researcher and educator/facilitator of performing arts. She studied BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance at Plymouth University and later gained a postgraduate certificate in education. With over 15 years experience in industry, Natalie has worked on projects in collaboration with local and national companies including WildWorks, IDC Plymouth, Knee High, Barbican Theatre, Pilot’s Thumb, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Live Theatre, Newcastle. Natalie specialises in non-traditional performance practices, writing for performance and teaching theatre skills to vulnerable adults. Natalie is also a creative director/producer for Pretty Furies, a local theatre company, and is currently working towards completion of an MA in Arts Education.

As creative director and producer of Pretty Furies, Natalie has an established and developing practice, working to engage and empower groups perceived as vulnerable through enriching theatre arts practices. As a performance writer, Natalie seeks to investigate non-traditional and feminist performance, interrogating concepts of performativity and gendered performance.

Natalie is extremely invested in education in its broader sense and is vice-chair of a local governing body as well as a safeguarding governor of a local school.

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