The Work

Teaching

Neil has been employed  as a workshop leader or guest lecturer at ( amongst others) E15, Royal Holloway College, Kings College ,  Birkbeck College and the Live Arts Development Agency in London ; at the University of Michigan, the Young Vic, the Lyric Hammersmith, the Pegasus, Oxford  and the Actors Centre;  by the Young Artist's programme at the Royal Opera House, by the Britten-Pears Foundation at Aldeburgh, by RADA, by the National and the Young Vic and the Bristol Old Vic  and by  the Royal Shakespeare Company. Given the breadth of his practise in the theatre, it is no surprise that he has been asked to lead practical workshops on subjects as diverse as verse-speaking , site-specific performance,  melodrama, devising physical theatre, audition technique- and showing young directors who have never worked in a proscenium arch theatre how to stage an effective Act One curtain. He has also lectured and lead seminars on gay studies, on  theatre, and on the intersection  of the two ; in 2006, for instance,  he spoke on the inspiration behind E.M. Forster’s Maurice for the Charleston Festival , on Wilde’s Importance for the Abbey Theatre , Dublin , and hosted seminars on both his own work and  the radical pre-history of British gay culture for the University of Michigan. In  November 2010 he was invited to speak at the international conference of translating the works of Jean Genet at the Odeon,Paris.

 

Please address any enquiries about teaching or public speaking to Fay Davies at The Agency .