Stefan Aquilina is Director of Research and Internationalisation of the School of Performing Arts and Theatre Studies Lecturer at the University of Malta. His main area of research is modern theatre in Russia, especially Stanislavsky and Meyerhold, but has wider interest in the cultural transmission of embodied practice, amateur theatre, devised performance, and reflective teaching. Aquilina’s publications include Stanislavsky in the World (coedited with Jonathan Pitches, Bloomsbury), Interdisciplinarity in the Performing Arts: Contemporary Perspectives (coedited with Malaika Sarco-Thomas, University Malta Press), and numerous essays in journals like Studies in Theatre and Performance, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre History Studies, Stanislavski Studies, and Theatre Studies International. Dr Aquilina is the founder and director of Cultural Transmission of Actor Training Techniques, a research project investigating how training techniques are transformed when transmitted across cultures (www.ctatt.org). He has undertaken research as a Visiting Fellow at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries (University of Leeds) and as a William Evans Fellow at the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts (University of Otago).
Russian Theatre (especially Stanislavsky and Meyerhold)
ACA5031 - Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on Social Practice in the Arts
PFA5001 - The Performing Arts in the Mediterranean
Publications in Progress: Modern Theatre in Russia: Tradition Building and Transmission Processes (Bloomsbury; expected publication date 2020)
International Research Networks: Associate Member, Performer Training, Preparation and Pedagogy Research Group, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds Theme Member, Performance of the Real, University of Otago Editorial Board Member, Stanislavski Studies (Taylor and Francis)