Anna Birch

AffiliationTheatre director and scholar, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

About Anna Birch

BiographyAs a practice-led researcher, publishing includes co-editing Site-Specificity and Mobility, Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol. 22, Issue 2 (Routledge) and a collection entitled Performing Site-Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice (Palgrave, 2012), both with Prof. Joanne Tompkins (University of Queensland, Australia). She has produced and directed a series of projects in public spaces, theatres and galleries that focus on how site-specific performance and film can develop and challenge gender vocabularies. By using iterative performance and film, book publishing and Internet broadcasting, since 2000 this work has resulted in an on-going and living monument to Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797).

AffiliationTheatre director and artistic director of Fragments & Monuments Film and Performance Company,  Lecturer in Research, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, UK

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  • Birch Performance Through Mediationvideo artwork

    The Wollstonecraft Live Experience! (Isadora Version)

    Outdoor projection of Wollstonecraft Live! documentary and Vindication costume drama by Kaethe Fine; Triopicnic event on Newington Green, London • directed by Anna Birch; live music with Deirdre Cartwright ; video edited by Jana Riedel
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Birch Performance Through Mediation

ArtworkVol. 3Approaching Performance Through Mediation

The Wollstonecraft Live Experience! (Isadora Version)

Outdoor projection of Wollstonecraft Live! documentary and Vindication costume drama by Kaethe Fine; Triopicnic event on Newington Green, London • directed by Anna Birch; live music with Deirdre Cartwright ; video edited by Jana Riedel

Anna Birch

As a theatre director, Anna Birch directs works often created for and in found spaces. Here, she explores the effects of digital capture, in particular video, on live work, and through a study of her production Wollstonecraft Live!, she considers the role of the camera in the archiving and documenting this kind of work.

From the studio in Santiago da Chile

ArtworkVol. 3Interlude 1: Arriving at the Group

Bruce Barton, Melanie Dreyer-Lude, Anna Birch & Mark Fleishman

Bruce and Melanie explore their arrival at the 2012 meeting of the IFTR/FIRT PaR Working Group; Mark and Anna offer a brief historical introduction to the group.

A boy and a dress

ArtworkVol. 3Last word: 'Thanks'

Anna Birch

Thank you note from IFTR/FIRT PaR Working Group co-convenor Anna Birch, offered to her fellow curator-editors, with more information about the 2012 meeting of the Working Group.