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Professor Jonathan Lichtenstein

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Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Professor Jonathan Lichtenstein
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    +44 (0) 1206 872221

  • Location

    5NW.6.8, Colchester Campus

Profile

Biography

Jonathan Lichtenstein's play, 'The Pull of Negative Gravity' won an Edinburgh Fringe First for, 'innovation and outstanding new stage writing'. It transferred from the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh to Off Broadway- New York (59E59) and has had productions in Germany, Australia and Florida. His play, 'Memory , by Theatr Clwyd Cymru also transferred to New York, (59E59) with further productions in London , Cardiff, and Chicago. His play 'Darkness' performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011. He has had two attachments at the National Theatre where he developed the play, ' Rig 83' as well as commissions from The Sherman Theatre, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, and Theatr Clwyd in Wales. His book, 'The Berlin Shadow- Living with the Ghosts of the Kindertransport' , will be published in August 2020 by Scribner. (Simon and Schuster) in the UK, Little, Brown in the U.S.and Suhrkamp in Germany. It is currently being translated into Italian, German, Dutch and Danish. He was the writer on , 'Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer' where he worked with the dancer Shane Shambhu. His radio plays (produced by BBC Radio 4) are 'Moving the Scrolls' and 'Human Rights. He welcomes research on contemporary theatre, writing for theatre, Melanie Klein, as well as autofiction and memoir

Qualifications

  • BA Leeds

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Director of the Centre for Theatre Studies, Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex (7/1996 - 2014)

Other academic

  • Head of Department, University of Essex (7/2011 - 7/2014)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

Key words: Immigration.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Research for Creative Practice (LT905)

  • Dramatic Structure (LT913)

  • Theatre Making (TH142)

  • Technical Theatre and Stage Management (TH145)

  • Tragedy (TH243)

  • Writing for the Theatre (TH344)

  • Independent Theatre Studies Project (TH836)

Previous supervision

James Jarrett
James Jarrett
Thesis title: Theatres of the Mind: A Kleinian Analysis of the Plays of Harold Pinter
Degree subject: Theatre Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 20/12/2018

Publications

Books (1)

Lichtenstein, J., (2020). The Berlin Shadow: Living with the Ghosts of the Kindertransport. Scribner. 978-1471167270

Media (1)

Lichtenstein, J., The Balance of the Mind. Video

Other (8)

Lichtenstein, J., Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer' - (previously titled, 'My Inside Playground' )

Lichtenstein, J., The Balance of the Mind -(script)

Shambhu, S. and Lichtenstein, J., (2017).My Inside Playground,Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex

Lichtenstein, J., (2011).Darkness,Edinburgh Festival

Lichtenstein, J., (2011).Yarico and Inkle,New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Lichtenstein, J., (2009).Requiem,Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Lichtenstein, J., (2006).The Pull of Negative Gravity,Nick Hern Books

Lichtenstein, J., (2006).Memory,Nick Hern Books

Grants and funding

2016

The Journey in Reverse: A work of prose-fiction with photographs

Leverhulme Trust

Contact

licht@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872221

Location:

5NW.6.8, Colchester Campus

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