Classical and Contemporary Text Head of Classical and Contemporary Text
Marc Silberschatz holds a PhD from the University of St Andrews and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and an MA with Distinction in Classical and Contemporary Text (Directing). Since 2004, he has directed twenty-five productions in New York, Scotland and England, most notably The Oresteia (Arts Centre Washington), Wars of the Roses Part One and Titus Andronicus (Bard in the Botanics), Orson Welles’ Moby Dick – Rehearsed (New York Times critic’s pick), T.L.C. (New York Fringe Excellence Award Winner) and Wars of the Roses (an eight-play repertory cycle of Shakespeare’s English history plays called by Back Stage ‘the largest production in off-off-Broadway history’). He has also served as fight director on dozens of productions.
As a practice-led researcher, Marc’s recent publications include:
Silberschatz, M. 2015. Bridging the Gap: Towards a Re-Unification of Actor Consciousness. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, 29(2), pp.147-169.
Silberschatz, M. 2013. Creative State / Flow State: Flow Theory in Stanislavsky’s Practice. New Theatre Quarterly, 29(1), pp.13–23.
He has also given numerous research talks and presentations, most recently as a plenary speaker for the 6th International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts.
Marc serves as Head of Classical and Contemporary Text for the MA Classical and Contemporary Text programme.
Current artistic/research interests include:
- minimization of pre-agreed-upon performance structure and divided consciousness in theatrical performance
- use and application of positive psychology (flow theory) and Jungian psychology (archetypes) to the rehearsal and performance process
- exploration of narrative, dramaturgy and aesthetic in minimal-structure performances