Dr Sue Evans

Dr Sue Evans completed a creative and critical Ph.D.  In her thesis, Women Playwrights and Alternative Realities, she explored the fracturing of reality on stage by major playwrights such as Caryl Churchill and Liz Lochhead; she also commented on new avant-garde work. Her interrogation of realism and the uses of fantasy on stage fed into the writing of her own play, a highly imaginative treatment of the artist Gwen John’s life. Though based in biography, this play used the techniques of alternative realities to question the inner life of this ambitious artist. Most notably and successfully, Dr. Evans created an imaginative, non-realist stream of action, highly imagistic and fluid.  An article by Dr. Evans in the NAWE journal explored the process of her creative/critical Ph.D.

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