Dr Charlotte McIvor

BA, PhD.

Contact Details


Drama and Theatre Studies
O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance

T: 091 49 2631
E: charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Charlotte McIvor is Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at the O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance.  Her research specialisations include intercultural performance at the intersection of migration and critical race and gender studies. She is the author of Towards A New Interculturalism: Migration and Contemporary Irish Performance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and her other publications include Interculturalism and Performance Now: New Directions? (forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), Staging Intercultural Ireland: Plays and Practitioner Perspectives (co-edited with Matthew Spangler, 2014) and Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice (co-edited with Siobhán O’Gorman, 2015).  Her work has appeared in Modern Drama, Irish Studies Review and Irish University Review among others and multiple edited collections including ‘That Was Us’ Essays on Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance. She was the receipt of an Irish Research Council Starter Grant (2014-2015) for the project "Interculturalism, Migration and Performance in Contemporary Ireland." Also a director and dramaturge, recent projects in Ireland include directing Frank McGuinness’ adaptation of Sophocles’ Electra (2014) and multiple iterations of the original devised theatre piece 100 Shades of Grey co-created with NUI Galway students addressing issues of sexual consent and assault. Most recently, she co-directed the film adaptation of 100 Shades of Grey as Lucy’s House Party (with Mick Ruane) for the Manuela Riedo Foundation’s Manuela Programme secondary school education project.  

Research Interests

Modern and contemporary Irish performance; practice as research; theatre for social change; interculturalism, migration and performance; gender and sexuality; transnational feminisms; critical race theory.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
MILLENIUM FUND CHARLOTTE MCIVOR 01-DEC-12 30-JUN-22

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Exploring and Sharing Strategies for Staging Affirmative Consent: 100 Shades of Grey and Beyond”'
Charlotte McIvor (2017) 'Exploring and Sharing Strategies for Staging Affirmative Consent: 100 Shades of Grey and Beyond”'. Theatre Topics, 27 (2):137-149 [Details]
(2016) 'Essences of Social Change: Interculturalism as Festival'
McIvor, C (2016) 'Essences of Social Change: Interculturalism as Festival'. Migration And Performance In Contemporary Ireland: Towards A New Interculturalism, :213-253 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Casting, Adaptation and Translation as Interculturalism-From-Below'
McIvor, C (2016) 'Casting, Adaptation and Translation as Interculturalism-From-Below'. Migration And Performance In Contemporary Ireland: Towards A New Interculturalism, :85-113 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Labour(ed) Relations: Migrant Women and Performative Labour'
McIvor, C (2016) 'Labour(ed) Relations: Migrant Women and Performative Labour'. Migration And Performance In Contemporary Ireland: Towards A New Interculturalism, :153-178 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Community Theatre as Active Citizenship'
McIvor, C (2016) 'Community Theatre as Active Citizenship'. Migration And Performance In Contemporary Ireland: Towards A New Interculturalism, :181-212 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Performing Historical Duty'
McIvor, C (2016) 'Performing Historical Duty'. Migration And Performance In Contemporary Ireland: Towards A New Interculturalism, :117-152 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Playboy of the Western World and Old/New Interculturalisms'
McIvor, C (2016) 'Playboy of the Western World and Old/New Interculturalisms'. Migration And Performance In Contemporary Ireland: Towards A New Interculturalism, :39-83 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'White Irish-born male playwrights and the immigrant experience onstage'
McIvor, C,VillarArgaiz, P (2013) 'White Irish-born male playwrights and the immigrant experience onstage'. Literary Visions Of Multicultural Ireland: The Immigrant In Contemporary Irish Literature, :37-49 [Details]
(2017) 'Roundtable: Moving Memory'
Convened by Charlotte McIvor and Emilie Pine (2017) 'Roundtable: Moving Memory'. Irish University Review, 47 (1):165-196 [Details]
(2016) 'Historical duty, palimpsestic time and migration in the Decade of Centenaries'
McIvor, C (2016) 'Historical duty, palimpsestic time and migration in the Decade of Centenaries'. Irish Studies Review, 24 :49-66 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) '''How to Keep An Alien and Vardo: Historical Duty, Palimpsestic Time, and Migration in the Decade of Centenaries''
Charlotte McIvor (2016) '''How to Keep An Alien and Vardo: Historical Duty, Palimpsestic Time, and Migration in the Decade of Centenaries''. Irish Studies Review, :49-66 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) ''Albert Nobbs', Ladies and Gentlemen, and Quare Irish Female Erotohistories'
McIvor, C (2013) ''Albert Nobbs', Ladies and Gentlemen, and Quare Irish Female Erotohistories'. Irish University Review, 43 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) '“Staging the ‘New Irish’: Interculturalism and the Future of the Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Theatre'
Charlotte McIvor (2011) '“Staging the ‘New Irish’: Interculturalism and the Future of the Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Theatre'. Modern Drama, [ARAN Link] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2016) Migration and Performance in Contemporary Ireland: Towards a New Interculturalism.
Charlotte McIvor (2016) Migration and Performance in Contemporary Ireland: Towards a New Interculturalism. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Changing the Rules: Migrant Artists in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland'
Charlotte McIvor (2019) 'Changing the Rules: Migrant Artists in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland' In: Cambridge Companion to New Irish Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2018) '“Other Spaces (Non-theatre spaces)'
Charlotte McIvor (2018) '“Other Spaces (Non-theatre spaces)' In: The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2015) 'A Portrait of the Citizen as Artist: Community Arts, Devising and Contemporary Irish Theatre Practice'
Charlotte McIvor (2015) 'A Portrait of the Citizen as Artist: Community Arts, Devising and Contemporary Irish Theatre Practice' In: Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Ireland, China, Belgium, Finland: Brokentalkers and the Transnational Connectivities of Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Performance'
Charlotte McIvor (2015) 'Ireland, China, Belgium, Finland: Brokentalkers and the Transnational Connectivities of Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Performance' In: Beyond Realism: New Knowledges About Theatre Styles in Irish Drama. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi B.V. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) '“Intercultural Masculinities in the Contemporary Irish Theatre”'
Charlotte McIvor (2015) '“Intercultural Masculinities in the Contemporary Irish Theatre”' In: Gendering Ireland, c. 1880-2012. Bern: Peter Lang. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'White Irish Male Playwrights and the Immigrant Experience Onstage'
Charlotte McIvor (2013) 'White Irish Male Playwrights and the Immigrant Experience Onstage' In: Literary visions of multicultural Ireland: The immigrant in contemporary Irish literature. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2013) ''Witnessing the (Broken) Nation: Theatre of the Real and Social Fragmentation in Brokentalkers' Silver Stars, The Blue Boy, and Have I No Mouth'
Charlotte McIvor (2013) ''Witnessing the (Broken) Nation: Theatre of the Real and Social Fragmentation in Brokentalkers' Silver Stars, The Blue Boy, and Have I No Mouth' In: 'That Was Us': Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance. UK: Oberon Books. [Details]
(2009) '“Crying on Pluto: Neil Jordan and Queering the ‘Irish Question’ for Global Cinema Audiences'
Charlotte McIvor (2009) '“Crying on Pluto: Neil Jordan and Queering the ‘Irish Question’ for Global Cinema Audiences' In: Deviant Acts: Essays on Queer Performance. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
(2009) '“Ghosting Bridgie Cleary: Tom MacIntyre, the gendered politics of presence and staging this woman’s death'
Charlotte McIvor (2009) '“Ghosting Bridgie Cleary: Tom MacIntyre, the gendered politics of presence and staging this woman’s death' In: Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2019) Interculturalism and Performance Now: New Directions?.
Charlotte McIvor and Jason King (Ed.). (2019) Interculturalism and Performance Now: New Directions?. Ldonon: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2015) Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice.
Charlotte McIvor and Siobhan O'Gorman (Ed.). (2015) Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
(2014) Staging Intercultural Ireland: Plays and Practitioner Perspectives.
Charlotte McIvor and Matthew Spangler (Ed.). (2014) Staging Intercultural Ireland: Plays and Practitioner Perspectives Staging Intercultural Ireland: Plays and Practitioner Perspectives. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2009) 'I’m Black and I’m Proud’: Breakfast on Pluto, Ruth Negga, and Invisible Irelands'
Charlotte McIvor (2009) 'I’m Black and I’m Proud’: Breakfast on Pluto, Ruth Negga, and Invisible Irelands' InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) American Society for Theatre Research,
Charlotte McIvor (2018) “Arousing Social Change through the Intercultural Performative?: ‘Intercultural dialogue,’ Migration, Cultural Diversity and Theatre in the European Union Today. [Oral Presentation], American Society for Theatre Research, San Diego, CA , 17-NOV-18 - 17-NOV-18. [Details]
(2018) International Federation for Theatre Research,
Charlotte McIvor (2018) Migration, Performance and Intercultural Dialogue in the European Union: When Social Policy Meets Performance Practice. [Oral Presentation], International Federation for Theatre Research, Belgrade, Serbia , 13-JUL-18 - 13-JUL-18. [Details]
(2018) University of Limerick Tower Seminar,
Charlotte McIvor (2018) Performing Interculturalism in Ireland Post-1990s: Aspiration and Praxis. [Invited Oral Presentation], University of Limerick Tower Seminar, University of Limerick , 12-MAR-18. [Details]
(2018) Irish Society for Theatre Research,
Charlotte McIvor (2018) “Moving from Efficacy to Effort: Renovating Performance Theory for this Political Present. [Keynote Address], Irish Society for Theatre Research, University of Lincoln, UK , 02-JUN-18. [Details]
(2017) Bresal: Europe and the Social,
Charlotte McIvor (2017) Theatre as Intercultural Dialogue? When Social Policy Meets Performance Practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], Bresal: Europe and the Social, O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance , 27-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017) Launch of the John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy Archive Symposium,
Charlotte McIvor (2017) “Archives, Activism, Absence: Suzanne Day’s Toilers as Reconstructed by Painted Bird and Where Are the Irish Women Playwrights (Again)”. [Oral Presentation], Launch of the John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy Archive Symposium, O'Donoghue Centre , 27-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017) Theatre and Performance Research Association,
Charlotte McIvor (2017) Beyond Documentary?: Challenging Scopic Migration Regimes in Brokentalkers’ 'This Beach' and Outlandish Theatre Platform’s 'Megalomaniac'. [Conference Paper], Theatre and Performance Research Association, University of Salford , 30-AUG-17 - 01-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017) New Frontiers: Arts Participation Amongst Young Refugees & Asylum Seekers,
Charlotte McIvor (2017) Stages of Inclusion: Irish Youth Community Theatre with Refugees and Asylum Seekers. [Invited Oral Presentation], New Frontiers: Arts Participation Amongst Young Refugees & Asylum Seekers, Mary Immaculate College , 31-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017) Women Playwrights and Theatremakers,
Charlotte McIvor (2017) Waking the (Intersectional) Feminists: Defining Feminist Theatremaking Today in Intercultural Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Women Playwrights and Theatremakers, Mary Immaculate College , 08-JUN-17 - 09-JUN-17. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2014) Theatre of Good Intentions: Challenges and Hopes for Theatre and Social Change Book Review.
Charlotte McIvor (2014) Theatre of Good Intentions: Challenges and Hopes for Theatre and Social Change Book Review. Book Review [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Masculinities and the Contemporary Irish Theatre Book Review'.
Charlotte McIvor (2013) 'Masculinities and the Contemporary Irish Theatre Book Review'. Book Review [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2016) Conclusion: The New Irish?.
McIvor, C (2016) Conclusion: The New Irish?. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
(2016) Introduction: Towards a New Interculturalism?.
McIvor, C (2016) Introduction: Towards a New Interculturalism?. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 ACLS New Faculty Fellows Program American Council for Learned Studies
2010 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award: Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies Department of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
2010 New Scholar’s Prize, Second Place International Federation for Theatre Research
2009 Thomas Marshall Graduate Student Award American Society for Theatre Research
2009 The Graduate Ogden Prize in Theatre History 2008-2009 Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
2008 Eisner Prize for Continuing Creative Achievement in Directing University of California, Berkeley
2007 Mark Goodson Prize for Distinguished Theatrical Talent Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
2012 Millennium Fund-Minor Project Millennium Research Fund

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
American Society for Theatre Research Member; Editor, "ASTR Online" /
American Association for Theatre in Higher Education Chair and Conference Planner, Theatre History Focus Group; 10-AUG-12 /
Irish Society for Theatre Research Member /
American Conference for Irish Studies Member /
The International Association for the Study of Irish Literature Member /
Performance Studies International Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
ECHO Postgraduate Forum Organizer /
New Paradigms in Graduate Eduction, American Society for Theatre Research Member /
NUIG and UL Online and Postgraduate Initiative Working Group /
Civic Engagement Committee Member 01-SEP-13 /
Research Committee, School of Humanities Member 01-SEP-14 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
California College for the Arts Lecturer 03-JAN-11 / 15-JUN-12
University of California, Berkeley Director, Irish Theatre Today and Dublin Global Internship Study Abroad Programs 02-SEP-11 / 03-AUG-12
National University of Ireland, Galway Lecturer 01-JUL-12 /
Santa Clara University Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer 01-AUG-11 / 15-JUN-12

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2011 University of California, Berkeley PhD Performance Studies
2004 Muhlenberg College Bachelor of Arts Theatre and English

Languages

  Language
Bengali

Teaching Interests

·      Modern and contemporary drama and performance (specialization in Irish/Indian)

·      Theatre History

·      Feminist performance and theory (specialization in transnational)

·      Critical Race Theory

·      Postcolonial theory and globalization studies  

·      Theatre for Social Change

·      Acting

·      Dramaturgy

·      Directing  

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Fall 2012 Gender, Sexuality and Drama
Fall 2012 Empire, Modernity and Modern Drama
Fall 2012 Introduction to Performance