Dr Katie Beswick



Playing to type: industry and 'invisible training' in the National Youth Theatre's 'Playing Up 2', Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, vol. 9, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2018

'Ten in a Bed': Literacy, Intermediality and the Potentials of Low-Tech, Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, vol. 21, no. 3, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, 2016

A Trialectical Cusp: between the real and the represented At the bus stop in SPID Theatre Company's 23176, Performance Research: a journal of the performing arts, vol. 21, no. 3, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, 2016

Ruin Lust and the Council Estate, Performance Research, vol. 20, no. 3, 2015, 29-38

'X' - realism, fantasy and heroism in the National Youth Theatre's The Block, Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, vol. 20, no. 2, 2015, 177-181

with Parmar M, Sil E, Towards a Spatial Practice of the Postcolonial City, Interventions, vol. 17, no. 6, 2015, 789-801

with Bell C, Authenticity and Representation: Council Estate Plays at the Royal Court, New Theatre Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 02, 2014, 120-135

Bola Agbaje's Off the Endz. Authentic Voices, Representing the Council Estate: Politics, Authorship and the Ethics of Representation, Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, vol. 2, no. 1, 2014

A Place for opportunity: The Block, representing the Council Estate in a youth theatre setting, Journal of Applied Arts & Health, vol. 2, no. 3, 2012, 289-302

The council estate: representation, space and the potential for performance, Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, vol. 16, no. 3, 2011, 421-435

with Bannon F, Laycock P, Duncan H, Preece K, Walter K, Architects of the Invisible: Play with a City in 'The Blackboard Dances', Proximity, vol. 13, no. 3, 2010

with Hawkins H, Kohlmaier J, The road to Epidaurus is like the road to creation: Tapping the urban archive, Cultural Geographies, SAGE Publications (UK and US)


Jordan McKenzie, in Live Art in the UK: Contemporary Performances of Precarity, , 2018

The Council Estate as Hood: SPID Theatre Company and grass-roots arts practice as cultural politics, in Peschel L, Duggan P (eds) Performing (for) Survival: Theatre, Crisis and Extremity, Palgrave MacMillan, 2016


"We're what makes this city great" Sanctioning "informal" performance practice: IT'S SHOWTIME NYC, a case study, TAPRA 2016, University of Bristol, 5th - 7th Sep 2016

with Olsen CS, A Box Park to Live in: HPHPH Developers, A Performance Presentation, Home in the Housing Crisis, Geffrye Museum

Litefeet: YouTube, Instagram and the Democratising Potential of Social Media Platforms, ACLA Annual Meeting, Harvard University, 17th - 20th Mar 2016

Litefeet. Making it Work: Dancing for Money in New York City, Thinking Dance 2015: Questioning the Contemporary, Leeds Beckett, 16th - 17th Oct 2015

The (Non) Practitioner Researcher: Ethics and Opportunities in Applied Theatre Research, TaPRA, University of Worcester, 8th - 10th Sep 2015

The Resident Artist: Jordan McKenzie's Council Estate Practice, Performing Place 3, University of Chichester., 19th - 20th Jun 2015

21st Century Conceptions of the Council Estate in Performance: Dominant, Residual, Emergent, What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English?, University of Lincoln, 14th - 14th Jul 2014

"Ruin Lust" Nostalgia and Ruin in Arinze Kene's 'God's Property', Seeing Like a City, Queen Mary University of London

Authentic Authors: Politics, Voices and the Ethics of Representation, Theatre and Politics: Theatre as Cultural Intervention, The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama. Prague., 30th May - 2nd Jun 2013

The Brutalist Monstrosity of the Council Estate, Performing Monstrosity, Queen Mary University of London

The Spatial Ecology: Park Hill and The National Youth Theatre's Slick, Performance Studies International #18: Performance: Culture: Industry., University of Leeds, 27th Jun - 1st Jul 2012


Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes (book review), Studies in Theatre and Performance, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2017

African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women, Studies in Theatre and Performance, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, 2016

Performing Site Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice, Book Review, Theatre and Performance Design, vol. 1, no. 3, 2016, 272-272

Scholarly editions

with Sil E, Parma M, Reevaluating the Postcolonial City: Production, Reconstruction, Representation, 2015