Staff Profiles: Sue Colverd

Sue Colverd

Staff Profile: Sue Colverd
Principal Lecturer in Drama

Sue Colverd

Sue Colverd

Principal Lecturer in Drama

Performing Arts and Production

I have an acting and directing background working nationally and internationally. I am passionate about exploring the actor’s processes in devising, classical and cutting edge contemporary work.


I always wanted to act.  Aged 4 I put a curtain across our front door and did “shows” for passers-by. I grew up to perform, direct and write – often in serious arenas; e.g.  Devising and directing a piece with European and American students in a concentration camp museum in Poland. Creating drama from testimonies from lived–experiences was phenomenal.  I’ve never lost my love and drive for exploring the power of drama.


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.