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Dr Szabolcs Musca

PhD, Ba Hons, PhD

  • BS8 1UP


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Research interests


Szabolcs is a theatre scholar, dramaturg and curator.

His research interests span across theatre and migration, transnational and cross-cultural theatre and performance, dramaturgy, theatre translation and  adaptation, and socially engaged theatre.

He is currently leading an international research project on theatre and migration in Europe. He is Project Lead of Migrant Dramaturgies Network. Szabolcs holds a PhD from the University of Bristol and he worked as a researcher, lecturer and theatre critic both in the UK and continental Europe. He is guest-editor of Performing Ethos’ special journal issue on ‘Theatre and Migration between Ethics and Aesthetics’ (2019) and his co-edited collection, Redefining Theatre Communities. International Perspectives on Community-Conscious Theatre-Making was recently published by Intellect (2019). Szabolcs is Regional Managing Editor at The Theatre Times and an active member of the Translation, Adaptation and Dramaturgy Working Group within the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR). He is also member of the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA), the International Network of Italian Theatre (INIT) and the European Association for the Study of Theatre and Performance (EASTAP). 


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Research Output

"White People All Over": Refugee Performance, Fictional Aesthetics and Dramaturgies of Alterity-Empathy

Musca, S. & Corrêa P., G., 2 Sep 2020, In : Contemporary Theatre Review. 30, 3, p. 375-389

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Transnational, Migrant, Radical. Political Migrant Theatre and Activist Aesthetics in the UK

    Musca, S., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge. Classon-Frangos, M. & Ghose, S. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    “A Way not to See”: Visual and Immersive Dramaturgies of Migration and Displacement

    Musca, S., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In : Coup de Théâtre.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)