People

Natasha Richards

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
 Natasha Richards

Profile

Biography

Natasha is passionate about using the creative arts as an agent for change, employing a versatile and imaginative approach to stimulating and nurturing creativity through discovery of new experiences. She is experienced in planning, implementing and reviewing a range of engaging projects in diverse, unconventional settings, including prisons, community centres, and schools. She also has experience founding and managing theatre companies and festivals. Companies she has worked with include: Theatre in Health Education Trust (NZ); Fluxx Theatre (UK); Jude Theatre Company (UK); Prison Creative Arts Project (USA); Telling It (USA); Youth Arts Alliance (USA); Clean Break (UK); Only Connect (UK); Second Shot (UK); Synergy Theatre Project (UK); and Generation Arts (UK). Natasha's research interests also include gender, sexuality and feminist theory. She is a committee member of the CHASE Feminist Network, which create links between inspirational people inside and outside of CHASE that are challenging patriarchal environments, and provides space for discussion and networks that offer both professional and personal support. Natasha is also the Articles Editor for the CHASE open access journal, Brief Encounters http://briefencounters-journal.co.uk/BE

Qualifications

  • BA Hons English and Drama University of Sheffield (2012)

  • MA Applied Theatre Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2014)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Applied Theatre approaches to Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) in the UK

Supervisor: Annecy Lax

Contact

natasha.richards@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus