Becca Savory Fuller
Telephone: +44 (0)7787 851029
College: College of Humanities
Research Centre/Unit: South Asian Research Centre
I'm an inter-disciplinary researcher drawing on my background in Social Anthropology and a professional career in devised theatre and performance. My broad research interests are in the field of interactivity and participation in performance.
My current PhD research is in Drama at the University of Exeter, on a UKEIRI scholarship, as part of the international & inter-disciplinary programme "Intangible Histories" in collaboration with NIAS, Bangalore.
My research examines the rise of flash mobs and the practice of flash-mobbing in three Indian cities - Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai - and asks how this performance genre has evolved within an urban Indian context since their emergence in 2003. The project is co-supervised by Dr Jerri Daboo in Drama (Exeter) and Dr Shivali Tukdeo in Social Sciences (NIAS).
I hold a First Class BSocSci in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester (2001-04), and two years of post-graduate level performer training from the London-based Lecoq school LISPA (2005-07).
Since 2007 I have worked as a performer and workshop leader, specialising in interactive and site-based work as a performer; and in play, improvisation and physical approaches to performance-making in my teaching work. Prior to moving to the South-West in 2010, I performed internationally as part of Hotel Medea with Zecora Ura.
In Exeter, I am a DAISI artist, delivering theatre workshops in schools, and regular performer & deviser with Burn The Curtain and Theatre Rush. I was co-founder of the Exeter Performers Playground, a network established in 2011 to create skills-share, networking and professional development opportunities for local artists. We host practitioners' workshops - most recently with interactive theatre company Coney, as part of Unexpected Exeter Festival.