Selina Busby, BA, PGCE, MA
Selina Busby joined Central in 2005 specialising in drama in prisons, youth theatre, TIE and British theatre of the 1990s.
Having taught drama and performing arts for several years at a further education college, as well as in schools and prisons, she then moved into higher education, working as a visiting lecturer at both Buckingham Chiltern University College and Royal Holloway University of London. Subsequently she was a tutor on the PGCE course at Central.
Since working at Central, Selina has developed and overseen projects working in collaboration with partners and students in Costa Rica and India.
She is currently completing her PhD in contemporary drama, specifically looking at British Theatre 1993-2001 and its representations of the neo-family and network communities.
> British Theatre of the 1990s
> Young people’s theatre
> Prison theatre
> International collaboration
2007 with S. Farrier, ‘Kane & Queer: The Fluidity of Bodies, Gender, Identity and Structure’, in Alternatives Within the Mainstream II: British Postwar Queer Theatres, ed. D. Godiwali Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars
Papers and presentations:
2009 ‘The drama research cul-de-sac´, IDIERI University of Sydney
2008 ‘Collaboration as collision: creativity or carnage?’, Writing Encounters, Ripon St John, York University
2007 ‘Utilizing A Global Vision to Safeguard the Local Village’, IDEA World Congress, Hong Kong.
2007 with Steve Farrier, ‘Acting is all queer. Mark Ravenhill and the teleology of the actor’s subjectivity’, How to Act, Central School of Speech & Drama
2006 with Catherine McNamara and Steve Farrier, ‘Queer as Fuck or Living with the enemy. Towards not reconciling the state with queers, trannies and children’, PSi, Queen Mary, University of London