Staff Profiles: Sue Colverd

Sue Colverd

Staff Profile: Sue Colverd
Principal Lecturer in Drama and Academic Subject Leader for Performing Arts and Play

Sue Colverd

Sue Colverd

Principal Lecturer in Drama and Academic Subject Leader for Performing Arts and Play

Performing Arts and Play

My love of the actor’s process and the realisation of this in performance have driven my life-view of theatre as a humanising and self-revelatory experience. Creating and reflecting on the experience of life in a theatrical setting fascinates me.


Initially trained as an actress at the Bristol Old Vic, Newton Blick Award

European and Worlds touring with ATC and RSC. Olivier nomination.

Co-founded Tilt Theatre wrote and directed, touring Britain and Europe.

Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre directing, heading outreach strategy and dramaturg.

I have ongoing professional links with directors as and actresses who lecture with us.

Practitioner workshop leader and devisor – extensive experience in this area.

TV work with BBC and ITV.


Award Title Institution Date
BA Acting Bristol Old Vic Theatre School 1974

Membership of professional bodies

British Actors Equity

Writers Guild of Great Britain

Theatre Gloucestershire

Teaching and research


I am Principal Lecturer in Drama and deliver Acting Theatre Histories and Creative Drama




I am currently researching the efficacy of Drama as an intervention for social and emotional competency for vulnerable children in educational settings.

I am also part of a three year European Research Program ARTPAD [Achieving Resilience Through Play and Drama] working with partners in Poland, Germany, Hungary and Austria currently led by our Subject Group of Drama and Play.

External responsibilities

Trustee of Theatre Gloucestershire, an organisation that promotes and produces work with Gloucestershire based theatre companies and practitioners.

Professional positions

I am an Associate Director of Red Dog Theatre Company.