Areas of Expertise: Drama
Martin teaches on the Drama course, focusing on design and technical theatre.
Martin began teaching at Anglia Ruskin in 2019, having previously taught at Queen Mary University of London. He has also worked for more than a decade in the theatre industry as a designer, technician and stage manager. This has included working on large scale productions, touring shows, festivals, site specific performance, cabaret, live art, comedy, and facilitating community, amateur, and youth work.
Much of Martin’s research and writing is about backstage activity and the organisation of the theatre as an industrial workplace, with a special interest in labour practices, logistical organisation, and economics. With colleagues from multiple institutions he is part of the Performance and Political Economy Research Group.
Martin currently teaches on the following modules:
Young, M., 2022, Lighting Applause. In Reason, M., Conner, L., Johanson, K. and Walmsley, B. eds. 2022. The Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts. Oxfordshire: Taylor and Francis. (forthcoming)
Blackwell-Pal, B., Boyle, S., Dilks, A., Mader McGuinness, C., Mckeon, O., Moravec, L., Simari, A., Unger, C. and Young, M., 2021. Marxist Keywords for Performance. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. 36(1). (forthcoming)
Young, M., 2020. Stage Managing Wasted Time: The Temporality of the Theatrical Workplace. Shakespeare Bulletin. 38(1), p.35-56.
Young, M. 2020. Work|Strike|Dance: The Paris Opera Ballet and the 2019 Pensions Dispute. Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts. 14(1), p.131-138.
Young, M. 2018. Abnormal Personages and Substantial Lumps: Theatre's Dialectic of Fairy Magic and Human Work. Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts. 12(2), p.18-33.
'There Are Plenty of Businesses Like Show Business'. Quorum. Queen Mary University of London, 2021.
'Backstage Labour'. Historical Materialism. Online, 2020.
'Bread and Theatre: Price-Riots and Commodification'. London Theatre Seminar. Senate House, 2018.