25 May 2023 / Grants and Awards

STR Research Grants for 2023 Announced

The STR is delighted to announce the following Research Grants have been distributed for 2023:

The Anthony Denning Award was given to
Caroline Radcliffe (Reader in Drama and Performance, Birmingham) towards the cost of image rights from the Pierpont Morgan Library to accompany the first volume of her edition of The Dramas of Wilkie Collins

The Kathleen Barker Award was given to
Helen Keen (PhD research student 4th Year, Exeter)
for travel to Kent and Edinburgh) to research her project on Laugh And The (Neurotypical) World Laughs With You

The Stephen Joseph Award was given to
Deirdre Osborne (Reader in English Literature and Drama, Goldsmiths)
towards travel and accommodation in Manchester to conduct interviews and research on her forthcoming monograph on SuAndi’s Performance Poetics  (commissioned by Cambridge University Press)

and a grant from the Craig Fund was given to
Emma Chapman and Rob Halliday (Lighting designers)
towards image rights for their forthcoming book Theatre lighting design: conversations on art, craft and life (to be published by Methuen).

other grants were given as follows: 

Siobhan Keenan (Associate Dean, Research & Innovation, Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities, De Montfort University)
towards costs of a series of archival visits relating to the two final chapters of her forthcoming monograph: Richard Burbage and the Shakespearean Stage: A ‘Delightful Proteus’

Siobhan was given the Anthony Denning award for another aspect of this research in 2020.

Note that people may apply up to three times for a research grant, though it has to be for a different project or a different part of the same project.

Rachel Walker (Independent scholar)
towards travel costs for Research to complete a monograph on history of the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Rachel received the Kathleen Barker award for another aspect of this in 2021.

Louise Peacock (Associate Professor in Drama, De Montfort)
towards travel costs for her book to be published by Routledge 2024: Present Laughter/Past Laughter: The Longevity of Stage Comedy Techniques

Kelly Jones (Senior Lecturer in Drama, University of Lincoln)
towards travel and accommodation Lincoln – York – London to research her prohect Staging the Ghost Story

Lucy Thompson (PhD Student, University of Cambridge)
towards travel to New York and Washington to research Stepping in Time and Space with Circum-Atlantic Performance: A Cultural and Historical Geography of Tap Dance’

Sophie Horrocks (PhD Student, Durham)
towards travel and accommodation Durham – London – Lille etc, reserching The circulation of English theatre troupes in Northern France, 1815-1820

Geraldine Biddle-Perry (Lecturer Cultural Studies, UAL Central St Martins)
towards travel and accommodation in Bristol to reseach her project Hair and the Art of Stagecraft: Performance, Practice, Production

Mary Kate Connolly (Writer and Researcher)
towards colour image rights for a projected book: Smithereens: An Encounter with Fabric Ghosts – Adventures in the Costume Archive of The Cholmondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs


Look out for news on these projects and others from earlier research grants, coming shortly on the STR home page – earlier reports can be found by searching in the News Hub in the ‘Grants and  Awards’ category.