I am a long standing member of Magdalena, feminist theatre maker and academic
Anna Furse is Professor of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths where she directs the MA in Performance Making and Co-Director of the Centre of the Body. She is currently on sabbatical after a 4 year Department Headship. Her career in professional theatre includes: 33 years as a director, writer, project leader, programmer, artistic director, curator, consultant and educator.
Artistic Directorships include BloodGroup (1980 – 86), Paines Plough (1990 -95). Founding Athletes of the Heart in 2003 with a Wellcome Trust Impact Award, she has developed a range of collaborations including: with 2 hospitals, health organisations and international venues, including co-productions in Serbia and Slovenia.
Most recent production includes When We Were Birds a performance lecture at the Cantieri Culturali Zisa, Palermo, Live Collision and GIFT festivals and an installation for the Freud MuseumMad, Bad and Sadprogramme 2013 – 2014. Her most recent publication Theatre in Pieces – Politics, Poetics and Interdisciplinary Collaboration (Methuen 2011) includes her Don Juan.Who?/?Don Juan.Kdo? with Mladinsko Gledalisce, Ljubljana. She is currently developing a new work with CREATE: The Anatomy Act to premiere in 2016.