Ainslie Masterton

Senior Lecturer
East 15 Acting School
 Ainslie Masterton
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1702 328505

  • Location

    EAST15 SOUTHEND CAMPUS, Southend Campus



Ainslie Masterton is an actor, theatre director and acting teacher who has worked in the Performing Arts Industry for over 25 years. Combining expertise in therapeutic methodology, social exclusion and group process, Ainslie has developed innovative approaches to practice-based learning and has led East 15 Acting School’s BA (Hons) Acting and Community Theatre program for twelve years. In her career, she has created work for diverse organisations including the Sydney Opera House, ABC television, Disability Rights organisations, the Law Council, HMP Bullwood, the National Trust, and various remote Australian aboriginal communities. As a director, Ainslie specialises in site specific, promenade, verbatim and community performance. Her recent practise as research is development of site specific performances using verbatim script fragments derived from archived interview material for Tavistock Institute, National Trust and Bata.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Contextual and Community Studies (EA119)

  • Introduction to Acting Theory, Methods and Practice: From Self to Character (EA131)

  • Verbatim Theatre and Contemporary Scene Study (EA132)

  • Applied Theatre Skills I: Consulting the Community (EA241)

  • Applied Theatre Skills II: Developing the Community (EA242)

  • Community Theatre Arts Management (EA243)

  • Technical Theatre Skills (EA244)

  • Special Performance Skills (EA245)

  • Arts Administration and Professional Development (EA343)

+44 (0) 1702 328505