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Philip Stanier is the Programme Leader for Contemporary Performance at the University of Winchester and Artistic Director of The Strange Names Collective. His performance work explores the gaps between concepts and their manifestation in contemporary culture. His work has included ‘How to Kill an Audience’ was selected for the National Review of Live Art, ‘Testimonial’ was commissioned by Chelsea Theatre London, 24 hour durational solo performance ‘Long Term Happiness’ has been performed nationally five times to date, and the most recent project ‘The Gratitude of Monsters’ toured nationally. More information can be found at www.strangenamescollective.co.uk

Areas of expertise

  • Postmodern Critical Theory
  • Durational and Site Specific Performance
  • Writing for Performance
  • Experimental Theatre
  • Live Art and Performance Art
  • Devising Processes
  • Performance Histories


  • Bottoms, Stephen and Goulish, Matthew. Eds. (2007) Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology and Goat Island, London:Routledge
  • Mermikides, Alex and Smart, Jackie. Eds. (2010) Devising in Process, Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan.
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