31 May 2015 / Grants and Awards

2015 STR Research Awards

Awards totalling £4975 were announced at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in May 2015, which included £160 from the Craig Fund, and £200 from the President’s Fund.


The Anthony Denning Award of the Society for Theatre Research to
KATE HOLMES, working on ‘Aerial Stars: Femininity, Celebrity and Glamour in the Representations of Female Aerialists in 1920s and early 1930s’.

The Kathleen Barker Award of the Society for Theatre Research to
DECLAN MCCORMICK, working on Northern British provincial theatre, sociability and social networks c.1770 – 1832.

The Stephen Joseph Award of the Society for Theatre Research to
DR PEG KATRITSKY working on Banks’s ‘dancing horse’ of Love’s Labour’s Lost.


VERONICA ISAAC, for research into Ellen Terry’s costumes, at Smallhythe Place. This award included a sum from the Gordon Craig Fund.

DR SIOBHAN KEENAN, towards a new performing edition of ‘The Twice Chang’d Friar’ for the Malone Society.

DR DEIRDRE HEDDON, towards photography for the Works of Adrian Howells.

DR HOLLYGALE MILLETTE, researching Lydia Thompson, touring burlesque artist.

PHILIP HOWELL, research into 19th century performing animals.

SIMON SLADEN, working on The Panto Dame: travel and interview costs

TAYLOR AUCOIN, research into Shrovetide Drama.

DR HELEN BROOKS, towards research on her online database of WWI plays.

JASON BURG, working on cathedrals as perfomance spaces in the 20thC.

AYSE TASHKIRAN, researching the History of Movement Direction: travel costs to interview Litz Pisk.

CATRIONA FALLOW, towards travel and image rights for her work on Shakespeare and new drama.

HAZEL CLOVER, towards an analysis of the financial and business practices of the Georgian Provincial Theatre circuits (from the President’s Fund).

For information about the 2016 STR Research Awards, please visit this page.