Alan Read

Professor for UC Berkeley Global Edge

Alan Read is currently teaching “London: Theater Capital” for UC Berkeley’s Global Edge Program. He is Professor of Theatre in the Department of English, School of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London.

In the 1980s Alan was director of Rotherhithe Theatre Workshop, a neighborhood theatre based in the Docklands area of South East London; in the 1990s he worked as a freelance writer in Barcelona and was Director of Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, ( and from 1997-2006 he was Professor of Theatre at Roehampton University where he directed a five year AHRC research funded programme on performance, architecture and location exploring theatre and public ceremonial in rational housing blocks and council estates (

Alan is a member of the Performance Research Group at King’s College which he runs with his two performance colleagues in the English Department, Dr Lara Shalsonand and Dr Kelina Gotman.

Read more about Alan in this King’s College profile.