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Prof. Frank Camilleri

Prof. Frank Camilleri

B.A.,B.A.(Hons)(Melit.),M.A.(Cardiff),Ph.D.(Melit.)

Associate Professor
Theatre Studies
School of Performing Arts
Room 306
MaKS Building
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 3603

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School of Performing Arts
Room 306
MaKS Building
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 3603

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Biography

Frank Camilleri is Associate Professor in Theatre Studies and Artistic Director of Icarus Performance Project (Malta). He was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Kent from 2008 to 2013; and Visiting Professor in Theatre and Performance at the University of Huddersfield from 2013 to 2014.

He has worked with John Schranz (1989-2003), Ingemar Lindh (1994-1997), and Lech Raczak (1994, 1996). In 2001 he founded Icarus Performance Project (Malta), a research laboratory group that focuses on performance processes and actor training techniques. In 2007 he co-founded Icarus Publishing Enterprise with Odin Teatret and the Grotowski Institute with the aim of publishing English translations of texts by laboratory practitioners and scholars.

In the course of his activity in theatre Camilleri developed a way of relating to the work of the actor based on a study of elaboration of acrobatics, plastiques, martial arts, dance, and mime. He has also developed a vocal training regimen which evolved from the work on physical actions. He has performed, delivered workshops, given papers and demonstrations in various European contexts since 1994.

Camilleri has published articles on theatre as laboratory in TDR – The Drama Review, Contemporary Theatre Review, New Theatre Quarterly, Performance Research, and Theatre, Dance and Performance Training.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • performer training
  • practice as research
  • contemporary theatre and performance
  • critical and cultural theory


Selected Publications

Camilleri, F. 2013, "Between Laboratory and Institution: Practice as Research in No Man's Land", TDR, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 152-166.

Camilleri, F. 2013, "Habitational Action: Between Inner and Outer Action", The, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 30-51.

Camilleri, F. 2011, "Of Crossroads and Undercurrents: Ingemar Lindh's Practice of Collective Improvisation and Jerzy Grotowski", New Theatre Quarterly, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 299-312.

Frank Camilleri (ed) 2010, Ingemar Lindh's Stepping Stones, 1st edn, Icarus Publishing, Holstebro, Malta, Wroclaw.

Frank Camilleri 2010, "Tekhn? Sessions: Investigating Dynamic Aliveness in the Actor's Work", Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 157-171.

Frank Camilleri 2009, "Of Pounds of Flesh and Trojan Horses: Performer Training in the Twenty-first Century", Performance Research, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 26-34.

Frank Camilleri 2008, "Collective Improvisation: The Practice and Vision of Ingemar Lindh", TDR, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 82-97.

Frank Camilleri 2008, "Hospitality and the Ethics of Improvisation in the Work of Ingemar Lindh", New Theatre Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 246-259.

Frank Camilleri 2008, "'To Push the Actor Training to Its Extreme': Training Process in Ingemar Lindh's Practice of Collective Improvisation", Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 425-442.

Frank Camilleri 2007, Lamentations of Cain, Icarus Project, Malta.

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