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Dr Michael Pearce

Research interests

Research Interests:

  • Black British theatre
  • Contemporary British theatre
  • Southern African theatre
  • African American theatre
  • Caribbean theatre
  • Theatre and diaspora
  • Theatre and globalisation
  • Transnational theatre
  • Intercultural theatre
  • Postcolonial theatre
  • Theatre historiography

I welcome enquiries from research students on any of these topics or related fields of interest.

Research collaborations

Past projects:

Consultant for the National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive website, an online catalogue of the first professional production of every African, Caribbean and Black British play produced in the U.K. I have contributed to the project’s development of contextual resources, including an essay and video interviews with leading practitioners in the field. Please visit the site at:

Consultant on a ten-part documentary about the history of black performance on the British stage and screen which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in late 2015.