Dr Tom Payne
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What I do:
Actor, theatre-maker, creative consultant and ecological raconteur.
A little more about me:
Co-Artistic Director of UK/AUS performance company Doppelgangster | Creative Consultant | Environmental Humanities Researcher.

Dr. Tom Payne is Co-Director General of Doppelgangster - a UK/Australian performance company that has been internationally recognised for exploring urgent themes related to climate change, migration and corporatism. Doppelgangster is an Associate Company at Aberystwyth Arts Centre (UK) and a partner organisation to MKA Theatre of New Writing (AUS).

Between May 2014 and April 2017 he was an Environmental Humanities Researcher at Bath Spa University where he was part of Towards Hydrocitizenship, a transdisciplinary project exploring water and the eco-social against a backdrop of climate change and the Anthropocene.

He has a PhD in Theatre and Performance (specifically National Theatre Wales) from Aberystwyth University. His thesis is entitled Locating National Theatre Wales: A Practice Based Enquiry into the Theatre Map of Wales and Practices of Location (2015). This research was supervised by Professor Adrian Kear, Professor Mike Pearson and Dr. John E. McGrath (Manchester Interational Festival).

He has trained with Mike Pearson, Eddie Ladd and Simon Whitehead. And he has worked with National Theatre Wales, Pearson/Brookes, Rimini Protokoll, Miranda Whall, Volcano Theatre Company, Emergence, MKA Theatre of New Writing, Culture Colony and Good Cop Bad Cop.
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Posted on March 23, 2019 at 11:30

Doppelgangster: Masters of the piratic form

"These days it seems that many things simultaneously eclipse and exacerbate long held fears for our planet. While Donald Trump meddles incompetently with the affairs of the world, his bumbling, dangerous actions apparently trivialise the very things he threatens. Surely only a fool would propose building a border wall with Mexico or set about operating global diplomacy on such an improvisational level that it's uncertain what relationship the US…


Posted on November 27, 2017 at 7:36

Doppelgangster's PUNTILA MATTI (reviews)

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 3:32

**** for Doppelgangster's Puntila Matti @ Sydney Fringe

Doppelgangster and MKA given Four Stars by Daily Review!…


Posted on September 30, 2017 at 2:09

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