Kyle Gillette, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor , Human Communication and Theatre
Kyle Gillette writes, directs, develops performances, and leads workshops that explore sensory experience, travel, cities and memory. Recently he directed Rachel Joseph’s Antigone in the City for an international theatre festival in Fara Sabina, Italy and collaborated on writing and research for Teatro Potlach’s site-specific project Invisible Cities. He is currently developing two projects: Cities of Memory, an original performance devised by Trinity students, and La Dolce Vita 2020, a multimedia installation for the Italian Cultural Institute in Budapest for the centenary of the film director Federico Fellini (in collaboration with Rachel Joseph and Pino Di Buduo). As well as devising new work, he has directed the work of playwrights ranging from Euripides and Shakespeare to Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Thornton Wilder, Paul Vogel and Stanislaw Witkiewicz.
Kyle's writing about theatre includes three books and a wide range of essays and creative work. His most recent book, The Invisible City: Travel, attention and performance (Routledge, 2020), forthcoming in May, interweaves travel writing, artistic criticism and exercises for artists interested in researching cities or creating site-specific work. His previous books include Railway Travel in Modern Theatre: Transforming the space and time of the stage (McFarland, 2014) and Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth (Routledge, 2016). Kyle’s essays, reviews and creative works appear in journals ranging from Performance Research and Theatre Journal to Modern Drama, Comparative Drama, Contemporary Theatre Review and Theatre Survey. Kyle’s imagined theatres and glosses appear in Daniel Sack’s book Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage (Routledge, 2017).
Chair of the Advising and Registration Committee
Editorial Board of Trinity University Press
Starting Strong QEP Implementation Team
Reading TUgether Selection Committee
Mellon Steering Committee
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
American Society for Theatre Research
Performance Studies international