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Fraser Stevens

Dr Fraser Stevens BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Lecturer in Acting and Performance


Artist/Scholar and Lecturer in Acting and Performance.


I am an artist/scholar and lecturer in Acting and Performance. I obtained my BA from York University in Canada, my MA from Aberystwyth University in Wales, and my PhD from the University of Maryland in the United States.

I have produced theatre and performance work internationally and continue to make work with my company Almost Human. Along with my independent practice I have worked with practitioners and companies such as Mike Pearson, Brian MacDevitt, The 4th Line Theatre, and Radio Kootwijk Live.

My research focuses on the relationship between theatre and clandestine practices. I have published in both peer-reviewed journals and edited anthologies. I am currently working on a monograph detailing the crossover between theatre and performance, and espionage.


Department of Humanities

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Subject Area

Stage and Screen

Courses Taught

BA Acting and Performance

Modules Taught

Bodies, Space, Performance Acting Ensemble


Current research projects

Espionage as Theatre and Performance, New Methods for Devising Theatre, Suspicion and Performance

Collaborators or sponsors

Alec Hughes, Lisa Butler, James M. Harding, Brian MacDevitt


Journal articles

Stevens, F. (2022). The Poetic Failure of Mata Hari. Performance Research, 26 (8), 29-40.

Harding, J.M., & Stevens, F. (2021). Editorial. Performance Research, 26 (8), 1-4.

Stevens, F. (n.d.). The Performance of Covert Cultural Landscapes: A Theatre/Archaeology Analysis. Global Performance Studies, 3 (2).

Book chapters

Stevens, F. (2017). Cultural Camouflage: Acting Identities in World War 2 Espionage. In War and Theatrical Innovation. Palgrave Macmillan

Other activities

External responsibilities 

Board Member for, Communications Committee Member for Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Co-Director of Digital Dramaturgy for the Canadian Association for Theatre Research Conference

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