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Gwilym Lawrence

Gwilym Lawrence

Gwilym is a theatremaker and researcher based in Sheffield. He has been an associate artist at Cap-a-Pie since 2013, having directed Under Us All and The Town Meeting with the company as well as working on The Assignment. Gwilym is also co-artistic director of the Sheffield-based company Sad Siren Theatre, for whom he’s directed The Hoults Yard Project, Starr and Pitt, The Gods of Pick ‘N’ Mix and I LOVE YOU WILL U MARRY ME. Elsewhere, Gwilym has made work with Shakespeare’s Globe, Live Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Forward Theatre Project and nabokov.

 Running through Gwilym’s work is a fascination with site-specific performance, and with place. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in 2014 Gwilym completed an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, where he explored audience interaction, site-based work and non-traditional methods of collaboration. Building on this, Gwilym is currently undertaking a practice-based AHRC-funded PhD in Drama and Geography at the University of Manchester, through which he is making a walking performance in the Peak District village of Hope.

Gwilym has published a co-authored book chapter with Michael Richardson, with whom he collaborated on Under Us All, entitled “Under Us All: ‘What you’ve been through…is what we’ve all been through’” in Masculinity in Crisis: Depictions of Modern Male Trauma in Ireland edited by Catherine Rees. He is currently working on articles on improvisation; site; more-than-representational theories; and geographies of sound.