Dr Tom Drayton


NameDr Tom Drayton
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Email addresst.drayton@uel.ac.uk
Research instituteArts & Creative Industries

Research outputs

'It's All So Pointless. Ah, But It's Not Though, Is It? It's Really Real and When You Feel It You Can Really Feel It': Theatre and Performance within Metamodernism

Drayton, T. 2023. 'It's All So Pointless. Ah, But It's Not Though, Is It? It's Really Real and When You Feel It You Can Really Feel It': Theatre and Performance within Metamodernism. The Metamodern Circus. NoFit State Circus, Cardiff (UK) 26 - 26 May 2023 The Circus Diaries.

Notes on [a] Metamodernism [conference]

Drayton, T. 2023. Notes on [a] Metamodernism [conference]. in: Kavanagh, K. and Hamer, T. (ed.) The Really Fantastic and the Fantastically Real: Doing Circus Now Cardiff, UK Metamodern Festival. pp. 8 - 12

The Gaming Democracy Project: Virtual Democracy in the Age of Fascism IRL (In Real Life)

Dunne-Howrie, J. and Drayton, T. 2022. The Gaming Democracy Project: Virtual Democracy in the Age of Fascism IRL (In Real Life). Zip-Scene 2022. Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary 10 - 12 Nov 2022

I Really Don't Care, Do You?: The Philosophical Problems of Producing or Performing Empathy in Contemporary Performance.

Drayton, T., Christodoulou, P., Corsa, A. and Goldstein, T. 2022. I Really Don't Care, Do You?: The Philosophical Problems of Producing or Performing Empathy in Contemporary Performance. Performance Philosophy Conference 2022. Units Helsinki 15 - 18 Jun 2022

Should I Be Joking in a Time Like This?: Bo Burnham's INSIDE as a Metamodern Response to Crisis

Drayton, T. 2021. Should I Be Joking in a Time Like This?: Bo Burnham's INSIDE as a Metamodern Response to Crisis.

Meet Me Through the Webcam: An Ethics of Participatory Performance Practice in the Age of Zoom

Drayton, T. 2021. Meet Me Through the Webcam: An Ethics of Participatory Performance Practice in the Age of Zoom. CATR-SQET 2021: Crisis and Recovery: Theatre and Performance Before and After the Global Pandemic. University of Ottawa, Canada 10 Jun - 10 Jul 2021

‘Unswept stone, besmeared with sluttish time’: Anti-Racist Activism and the Performativity of Statues

Drayton, T. 2021. ‘Unswept stone, besmeared with sluttish time’: Anti-Racist Activism and the Performativity of Statues. Performance & Populism: Mobilization, Popular Power, and Embodiment on the Left. University of Warwick & University of Berkeley California 03 - 05 Nov 2021

Can I Join In? Playful Performance and Alternative Political Realities

Drayton, T. 2022. Can I Join In? Playful Performance and Alternative Political Realities. in: Koubová, A., Urban, P., Russell, W. and MacLean, M. (ed.) Play and Democracy: Philosophical Perspectives Routledge. pp. 108-124

Authenticity in the Arts and Media in an Era of Fake News: Loss & Hope

Drayton, T. 2019. Authenticity in the Arts and Media in an Era of Fake News: Loss & Hope. Authenticity in the Arts and Media in an Era of ‘Fake News’. University of East London, UK 07 Feb 2019

Can I Join In? Playful Performance as Political Intervention

Drayton, T. 2019. Can I Join In? Playful Performance as Political Intervention. Play and Democracy: The fifth biennial Philosophy at Play conference. The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague 24 - 26 Jun 2019

Hope/Less: The Politics of Metamodern Theatre

Drayton, T. 2019. Hope/Less: The Politics of Metamodern Theatre. 4th AHRC Metamodernism Network Conference. Radboud University, Nijmegen 03 - 05 Jul 2019

A Silent Shout: Metamodern Forms of Activism in Contemporary Performance

Drayton, T. 2019. A Silent Shout: Metamodern Forms of Activism in Contemporary Performance . Artspraxis. 5 (2), pp. 169-184.

Listening Theatre: The New Politics of Millennial Performance Makers

Drayton, T. 2018. Listening Theatre: The New Politics of Millennial Performance Makers. NYU Educational Theatre Forum 2018: 'Performance as Activism'. New York University, NY, USA 19 2018 - 21 Apr 2019

Metamodernist, Millennial Milieu in Performance

Drayton, T. 2018. Metamodernist, Millennial Milieu in Performance. 'Making Connections' UEL ACI PGR Conference 2018. University of East London May 2018

The Listening Theatre: A Metamodern Politics of Performance

Drayton, T. 2018. The Listening Theatre: A Metamodern Politics of Performance. Performance Philosophy. 4 (1), pp. 170-187. https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2018.41200

Round and Round the Gardens: Can the RHS engage children with relevant environmental issues through immersive, promenade theatre?

Drayton, T. 2016. Round and Round the Gardens: Can the RHS engage children with relevant environmental issues through immersive, promenade theatre? ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2016: On The Edge. University of Birmingham, UK 02 - 09 Jul 2016 ASSITEJ International.
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