Dr George Home-Cook on April programme

Dr George Home-Cook is a performance practitioner-researcher and freelance lecturer, based in the UK. His research in theatre phenomenology, theatre sound and the aesthetics of atmosphere, has received international recognition and has been translated into French and German. George has taught theatre studies, performance philosophy and the study of sound at a variety of academic institutions, including: the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Royal Academy of Music, Queen Mary, University of London, Buckinghamshire New University and the University of Surrey. He also continues to work as a professional actor, having trained at East 15 Acting School. George is the author of the critically-acclaimed monograph, Theatre and Aural Attention (Palgrave Macmillan), which was nominated for the Joe A. Callaway Prize for Best Book on Theatre and Drama 2014-2015. The paperback version will be published in March.

Expanding on his theories of designed sound, George explores the act of listening in theatre and ideas about aural attention.