Kerrie Reading is a performance practitioner, arts facilitator, lecturer and researcher. Working across the fields of contemporary performance making, performance with young people and creativity within education. Her solo work is concerned with creating performances from archival documents and her work that is led by young people explores and interacts with different spaces and modes of performance.
She has a practice-based PhD from Aberystwyth University (2016) investigating how past approaches to making alternative performance can be considered today, with a focus on the venue and the archive of Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. She holds an MPhil in Performance (2013) from the University of Birmingham and a Degree (2007, MDrama) in Contemporary Performance Practice from the University of Kent.
She has performed and exhibited her work within the UK in various sites, including: forests, trains, factories and theatres. Between 2007 and 2012 she was an associate performer with theatre makers Stan’s Cafe, touring internationally to festivals and venues. She has devised new performance works with Talking Birds, Cyrff Ystwyth and Ali Matthews.
She is currently an associate lecturer at the University of Worcester and Salford University and she works for the Arts Council Wales scheme, Lead Creative Schools as a practitioner and Creative Agent. Her current practice as research is concerned with using performance as a platform to examine, vocalise/physicalise and combat social isolation and loneliness.