Amelia is currently doing a PhD at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her thesis is entitled Cripping Acting: Troubling Ocularcentric Performance. She is also a workshop facilitator, visiting lecturer and a consultant for performance, and disability studies/culture. For more information on Amelia’s research, visit her student page on Central’s website.


  • Theatre in the Dark: Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in Contemporary Theatre. Methuen Drama Engage
  • “Seeing the word, hearing the image: the artistic possibilities of audio description in theatrical performance” Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, Volume 20, Issue 1, 2015.

Conference Presentations

“Cripping Acting: Troubling Ocularcentric Performance” IFTR, University of Warwick 2013 “The ‘trouble’ with access: Audio Description’s Effect on Aesthetics and Representation” RIDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, University of Hull.

“Shifts in Social Dynamics: Pitch Black Theatre and Visual Impairment” Theatre In the Dark Symposium, University of Surrey.

Teaching Areas/Expertise

  • Acting
  • Improvisation (Music and acting)
  • Singing
  • Disability Studies/Crip Theory
  • Devised Theatre
  • Access (audio description)