Amy Skinner

Dr Amy Skinner

Lecturer/ Programme Leader, MA Theatre Making

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of The Arts

Summary

Dr Skinner has been associated with drama and music at the University of Hull since beginning her undergraduate degree here in 1999. Her teaching interests include theatre directing, Russian and early Soviet theatre, theatre for children, and theatres of the avant-garde. Alongside her academic work, Dr Skinner is an active theatre director and scenographer, specialising in productions of texts in translation or in multiple languages. She also has experience as a community theatre practitioner, and in creating performance with and for children, young people and marginalised groups. Conference Papers - 2015 - ‘CommonSpace, DistancedSpace, SharedSpace: Meyerhold's Imagined Scenographies' - 2015 - IFTR Scenography Working Group at the Prague Quadrennial (Prague Quadrennial 2015) - 2014 - ‘The Philosophy of Shadows, or, how Meyerhold's theatre met the challenge of four dimensions' Theatre and Stratification, IFTR World Congress (University of Warwick) - 2013 - ‘Soviet Afterlives: The Story of Socialist Realist Theatre in the UK' British Comparative Literature Association Triennial Conference (University of Essex) - 2012 - ‘Quantum Leaps: Scenography, Collage, and Multiple Consciousness as a Model for Theatre in Translation' IFTR Scenography Working Group (Arts and Theatre Institute, Prague) Theatre Direction - 2014 - A Month in the Country (Ivan Turgenev), Minghella Studio, University of Hull (direction and scenography) - 2013 - The Light in the Piazza (Adam Guettel), Middleton Hall, University of Hull (direction) - 2013 - Call Me, Love Me (Melanie Ball, in collaboration with the Samaritans, Hull), Donald Roy Theatre, University of Hull (direction and scenography) - 2012 - The Suicide (Nikolai Erdman), Donald Roy Theatre, University of Hull (direction)

Undergraduate

BA - Approaches to Theatre 1 - Theatre Practice 1 and 2 (Theatre for Children) - Connections in Contemporary Performance - Russian Theatre from Gogol to 1940 - Staging Musical Theatre - Dissertation MA - Place, Space and Performance - Research Project

Exhibition / Performance

Practice as Research (PaR) project: The Suicide (Nikolai Erdman, translated by Peter Tegel). Including: DVD of performance, conference presentation, photographs

Skinner, A. (2012). Practice as Research (PaR) project: The Suicide (Nikolai Erdman, translated by Peter Tegel). Including: DVD of performance, conference presentation, photographs  

Journal Article

Surfaces, depths and hypercubes: Meyerholdian scenography and the fourth dimension

Skinner, A. (2015). Surfaces, depths and hypercubes: Meyerholdian scenography and the fourth dimension. Theatre and performance design, 1(3), 204-219. https://doi.org/10.1080/23322551.2015.1099829

Exploring the hinterlands : avant-garde temporality, socialist realism, and Pogodin’s Aristocrats

Skinner, A. (2016). Exploring the hinterlands : avant-garde temporality, socialist realism, and Pogodin’s Aristocrats. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 36(3), 257-268. https://doi.org/10.1080/14682761.2016.1225184

Recoveries : Nikolai Evreinov's V kulisakh dushi

Skinner, A. (in press). Recoveries : Nikolai Evreinov's V kulisakh dushi. Key Words: A journal of cultural materialism,

Craving the whole essence: The photograph as document, artwork, and framework in the theatre of Vs. E. Meyerhold

Simpson, A. (2008). Craving the whole essence: The photograph as document, artwork, and framework in the theatre of Vs. E. Meyerhold. About Performance, 8, (111-123). ISSN 1324-6089

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Skinner welcomes applications in the areas of Russian and Early Soviet Theatre, the relationship between theatre direction and scenography, and the documentation of theatre (particularly theatre photography).​​ Current PhD supervisions Lucy Fielding, Meyerhold's Biomechanics in Contemporary Actor Training Eva Danickova, Collaborative Models for Theatre Translation Cat Fergusson Baugh, Digital Modelling of Historical Theatres