Dr Verónica Rodríguez is lecturer at the University of Alicante. She has lectured at Buckinghamshire New University, University of Barcelona, Canterbury Christ Church University, Royal Holloway, University of London, Richmond University and University of Reading.
Her main research interests are in the fields of contemporary British theatre, new political forms of theatre and feminism. Her current research also examines the intersection of women’s health and illness and contemporary theatre and performance practices. She published with Palgrave in 2019 her monograph David Greig’s Holed Theatre: Globalization, Ethics and the Spectator, with a foreword by Dan Rebellato. With the research group “Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona (CBTBarcelona)”, she participates in the research project “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community” funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and by FEDER (European Union) (see www.ub.edu/cbtbarcelona). She is also a commissioned playwright (e.g. the Royal Court), published poet and a member of the artistic collective of people living with endometriosis Inner Orchestra.
She is currently involved in several women’s health and theatre and performing arts projects.
2022 (forthcoming): “Performing Assembly as Political Theatre: Split Britches’s Long Table”. Dialogue, Performance and the Body Politic in the Twenty-First Century. Eds. Ondřej Pilny and Clare Wallace. Literaria Pragensia.
2020: “The Open Constructed Public Sphere: Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Women in a Version by David Greig”. Special Issue: The Public Place of Drama in Britain, 1968 to the Present Day. Ed. Mary Brewer. Humanities 9 (1): 21, pp. 1-15.
2019: ‘“Who Would Disagree that in a World of Trump and Putin and Boris Johnson … Brecht Is Not the Theorist and Playwright of Our Times?”: Bertolt Brecht’s Influence on David Greig’s Work’. The Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 7: 2, pp. 242-58.
2016: “‘That Space’: Across Text and Performance in Suspect Culture’s One Way Street”, Platform: Postgraduate Journal of Theatre Arts 10:1, pp. 29-52.
2016: “Zāhir and Bātin: An Interview with David Greig”, Special Issue: David Greig: Dramaturgies of Encounter and Engagement. Ed. Jacqueline Bolton. Contemporary Theatre Review 26:1, pp. 88-96.
2012: with Dilek İnan, “Combining the Epic with the Everyday: David Greig’s Dunsinane”, International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 5:2, pp. 56-78.
2012: “The ‘Polethics’ of the Mediated/tized Spectator in the Global-technologized Age: David Greig’s Theatre”, Oxímora 1:1, pp. 53-76.
2012: “Intervention of the ‘Sensible’ in the Globalized Society: David Greig’s ‘Aesthethics’ in The American Pilot (2005)”, activate 2:1, pp. 1-16.
2021 : “Cancer Performance: The Work of Brian Lobel”. Da ogni altro separati viveano. Escriptures de pandèmia Eds. Marisa Siguan, Loreto Vilar, Cristina Alsina. Edicions Universitat de BarcelonaCol. CRIC (Construcció i Representació d’Identitats Culturals): Barcelona.
2021 : “Theatre of Migration: Uncontainment as Migratory Aesthetic”, Performing Crisis in Contemporary British Theatre edited by Clare Wallace, Clara Escoda, José Ramόn Prado-Pérez and Enric Monforte. London, Oxford, New York, Sydney and New Delhi: Methuen Drama.
2021 : “The Sick Body and Spectatorship: Thinking through Endometriosis”, Routledge Companion to Audience and the Performing Arts. Eds Matthew Reason, Lynne Conner, Ben Walmsley and Katya Johanson. New York and London: Routledge.
2021 : “Posh”, The Cambridge Companion to British Playwriting since 1945. Eds. Vicky Angelaki and Dan Rebellato. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
2017: “Bridging Precariousness and Precarity: Ecstasy and Bleeding Across in the Work of David Greig and Suspect Culture”, Of Precariousness: Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities, Communities in Twenty-first-century British Drama and Theatre. Eds. Mireia Aragay and Martin Middeke. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, pp. 155-170.
2015: “Ambivalent Borders in David Greig’s Europe (1994)”, De fronteres i arts escèniques. Ed. Núria Santamaria. Amb la col·laboració de Francesc Foguet. Lleida: Punctum, pp. 183-96.
2011: “‘Discourses’ and ‘Counterdiscourses’ on Bodies of People Living with HIV/AIDS”. El cuerpo en mente. Versiones del ser desde el pensamiento contemporáneo. Eds. Mireia Calafell and Aina Pérez. Barcelona: UOC, pp. 417-27.
2019: David Greig’s Holed Theatre: Globalization, Ethics and the Spectator. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
2015 (August-November): Royal Holloway, University of London, supervisor: Dan Rebellato.
2014 (November 2014-February 2015): Queen Mary, University of London, supervisor: Nicholas Ridout.
2013 (January-April): University of Winchester, supervisor: Marilena Zaroulia.
2012 (February-May): Charles University, Prague, supervisor: Clare Wallace.