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Gill Foster

Gill Foster is a director, dramaturg and academic-practitioner who currently works as Associate Professor in Drama and Performance at London South Bank University.  Gill’s artistic practice focuses on establishing inclusive partnerships with the theatre community nationally and internationally in order to create transformative learning opportunities for her students, encouraging them to develop their own socio-political identities through trans-cultural engagement. Her pedagogic research centres on an exploration of the role of interdisciplinary, creative learning in higher education environments and, in particular on developing new methodologies for delivering language and cultural education through drama and movement practices.  For several years, Gill has pioneered a series of innovative, inter-cultural theatre projects working in China, Europe, the US and Canada. Earlier this year Gill collaborated with the New York Theatre Workshop and Southwark Playhouse on a new model for inter-generational theatre practice entitled, Mind the Gap!  Gill’s latest work was as co-director of Crossing Borders created in collaboration with artists and early career actors at Ryerson School of Performance, Toronto, which premiered in LA and toured to Toronto in earlier this year. In August 2018, Gill was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of the impact of her work both nationally and internationally.

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