Nicholas Johnson is Assistant Professor in Drama at TCD, as well as a performer, director, and writer. Recent Beckett practice includes Cascando with Pan Pan (Beckett Theatre, 2016), No’s Knife with Lisa Dwan (Lincoln Center, 2015), and the ongoing practice-as-research project Ill Seen Ill Said with Scott Hamilton and Matthew Causey. He co-conceived and performed in Abstract Machines: The Televisual Beckett (ATRL, 2010) and Three Dialogues (ATRL, 2011). In 2012 he directed Ethica: Four Shorts by Samuel Beckett, presenting PlayCome and GoCatastrophe, and What Where in Bulgaria, Dublin, the Enniskillen Festival 2013, and Áras an Uachtaráin for World Human Rights Day. He co-edited the Journal of Beckett Studies special issue on performance (23.1, 2014) with Jonathan Heron. He is a founding co-director of the Beckett Summer School and co-convenor of the Samuel Beckett Working Group for IFTR. In 2016 he held a visiting research fellowship at Yale University.



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