Dana Blackstone is Module Year Coordinator for BA American Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College. Alumni of Central School’s MA Actor Training and Coaching, she recently completed her PhD in actor training, sponsored by Canterbury Christ Church University.
Dana has an extensive background in acting and has trained with a variety of practitioners, including Arthur Mendoza and the Moscow Art Theatre. She is most interested in practices and research around community and collaboration, devising, and intersectional feminist theatres.
Dana takes an action-based, feminist approach to performance, research, and teaching. She specifically utilises practices for compassion and joy to create community and multi-representative practices in ensemble and continues to publish research in these areas.
American Theatre Arts
MA Actor Training and Coaching, PhD in Performing Arts
UCU, IFTR, TaPRA, SAG-Aftra (Eligible)
Blackstone, D. (2020) ‘Joy is the way’, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 11:4, 432-433, DOI: 10.1080/19443927.2020.1824832
Blackstone, D. (2020) ‘The Gauntlet’; enacting social transformation through the facilitation of community in ensemble actor training, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 11:4, 499-514, DOI: 10.1080/19443927.2020.1741436
Blackstone, D. (2018) ‘What I see in you that I see in me is…’ Theatre and Performing Research Association Annual Conference, Aberystwyth University, Wales, September 5-7, 2018
Blackstone, D. (2018) ‘Universal Applications? Critical Pedagogy in Non-classroom Settings” Canterbury Christ Church University, ‘Critical Pedagogy in 2018’ Conference, Canterbury, UK, February 1, 2018
Blackstone, D. (2017) ‘Backstory Etudes’ Rose Bruford College, ‘The ‘S’ Word Symposium’ DAMU Theatre Academy, Prague, March 24-26, 2017
Blackstone, D. (2016) ‘WWII and actor training’ University of Murcia ‘International Conference of Young Investigators in Theatre’ Murcia, Nov 3-5, 2016
Blackstone, D. (2016) ‘Actor training’ Birmingham University, Birmingham University Annual Research Symposium, Birmingham, April 20, 2016
Feminist practice/ pedagogy, practising multi-representation, community creation, joy-based practices, compassion-based practices, joyful acts of political subversion, actor training and self/social development, and the exploration of overlooked contributions from historically marginalised voices.