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Lara Maleen Kipp

Lecturer in Theatre and Scenography, Aberystwyth University

Lara Maleen Kipp is a researcher, scenographer, and theatre practitioner. Her work experiences include Vivienne Westwood Studios, the Salzburg Opera Festival, Fiction Factory, and a lectureship at the University of Derby. She is currently a lecturer in Theatre and Scenography at Aberystwyth University, teaching on drama, theatre, performance, and scenography. She has published with Intellect, De Gruyter, Palgrave Macmillan, Sorbonne University, and Taylor & Francis. She is an active member of TaPRA, IFTR, and the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English. Her research interests include scenography, voice and performance, and contemporary European Theatre.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Theatre and Scenography, Aberystwyth University


  • 2017 
    Aberystwyth University, PhD in Scenography


  • 2022
    From Marlene to Conchita and Kim: Gender Performativities and Iconicity in “Naked” Dresses, Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
  • 2020
    The Scenography of Howard Barker: The Wrestling School Aesthetic 1998-2011, Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies
  • 2018
    Death, Decay and Domesticity: The Corpse as Pivotal Stage Presence in Howard Barker’s Dead Hands, Contemporary Gothic Drama
  • 2018
    What is this place…?’ – Howard Barker’s Spatial Scenography, Journal of Contemporary Drama in English
  • 2017
    Between Excess and Subtraction: Scenographic Violence in Howard Barker’s Found in the Ground, Sillages Critiques Vol. 22
  • 2017
    Brides and Widows: Iconic Dress and Identity in Howard Barker’s Costumes, Studies in Costume & Performance

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Theatre and Performance Research Association