Jonathan Pugh

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Mr Jonathan Pugh MA

Programme Manager

Tel: 01792 482077

Jonathan is Programme Manager for Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community (BA)

Jonathan has been an important figure in the performing arts at UWTSD for several years - with a degree in Theatre, Film and Television from Aberystwyth University and a penchant for non-traditional learning methods and embodying narrative construction fuelled by his MA in Classical Studies.

Jonathan has always integrated digital and social media work into traditional practical theatre work to create cutting edge performance paradigms during his time as Programme Manager for Creative Industries programmes at UWTSD, (including the Welsh language BA programmes: Perfformio, Cyfryngau Creadigol, Cerddoriaeth).

Before joining UWTSD, Jonathan had the pleasure of working with key practitioners and companies in the Welsh arts scene, including Eddie Ladd, Cliff McLucas, Sera Moore Williams (Cwmni’r Gymraes), Sian Summers (Cwmni Rhiniog), Spectacle Theatre and enjoyed supporting student projects at Aberystwyth University.

Jonathan continues to train with physical theatre and dance practitioners to blend practice with personal exploration and professional research.

  • The Higher Education Academy, (Senior Fellow)
  • Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, (Member)
  • Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (Previous Board Member)
  • Practice as research, context, and the creative act – how and where does this begin?
  • Expressionistic theatre with particular interest in Buchner, and the theatre of Brecht
  • Physical theatre training (Lecoq, Grotowski), somatic practice (Feldenkrais), Butoh
  • Mythology and nature, Ancient Greek Mythology and the creation of modern mythologies
  • Site specific and site responsive performance
  • Performance of self: identity online and performance for memory
  • Outdoor physical education and practice in nature for good mental health
  • Performance of identity in Welsh diaspora
  • Psychogeography
  • Physical literacy
  • Digital literacy
  • Devising, site responsive performance, multi-platform performance work.
  • Curriculum design, interdisciplinary collaboration, non-traditional assessment design.
  • Editing, sound and video recording, live performance management.
  • Participatory performance.

Jonathan has been awarded an MA in Classical Studies.

Recently Trained with:

  • Phillip Zarrilli (psychophysical performance
  • Pants on Fire theatre company (Lecoq: Gareth Taylor + Peter Bramley)
  • Cai Tomos
  • Eeva-Maria Mutka

Also trained with/attended workshops with: 

  • Told by an Idiot
  • Andy Paget
  • Bronwen Preece
  • Tetsuro Fukuhara
  • Jo Fong
  • Ailsa Richardson
  • YANC
  • Mantel of the Expert Network; Swansea