York St John University - Arts
- Kay Hepplewhite
Biography for Kay Hepplewhite
, Senior Lecturer in Theatre (Community Arts) York St John University
An experienced performer, director and facilitator for theatre in youth and community settings, Kay Hepplewhite
has particular research interests in the application of social theatre techniques with young people and women.
has presented at national and international events including Women Playwrights International conference, Manila, Philipines 2003 and Women Writing for Performance Symposium, Lancaster May 2006, Feminism and Popular Culture, Newcastle June 2007.
Kay worked as a performer, devisor and workshop leader in Community Theatre, Theatre in Education and within youth work settings before becoming a lecturer.
She was a research associate at Northumbria University and has an MA (Dist.) in Theatre and Performance Practice.
She directed recent youth performance commissions for Sage Gateshead, Northern Stage, and Northern TUC Youth Forum and is currently co-director of The Guild of Lillians production company.
Kay has recently been appointed as Head of Programme for the newly validated Foundation degree Community Arts which builds on current applied practice in visual art, music and drama/theatre at York St John University.