Bryce Lease is Senior Lecturer in Drama & Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. His articles and reviews on contemporary international performance and Polish theatre have been published in The Drama Review (TDR), Contemporary Theatre Review (CTR), Theatre Research International (TRI), Theatre Journal, European Stages, Safundi and New Theatre Quarterly (NTQ). Overarching themes that frame his research interests are the interconnections between politics, nascent democracies, nationalism, counterpublics, gender, sexuality and cultural geography. He has published widely on Polish theatre, including his recent monograph After ’89: Polish Theatre and the Political (Manchester University Press, 2016).
He is Subject Editor for European and South African Theatre/Performance for the Routledge Performance Archive, Assistant Editor for Contemporary Theatre Review, a member of the advisory board for European Stages, and is currently co-editing Contemporary European Playwrights (Routledge) with Maria Delgado and Dan Rebellato and A History of Polish Theatre (Cambridge University Press) with Katarzyna Fazan and Michal Kobialka.