// About //
New Tides Platform is an independent organisation established in 2015, exploring and encouraging cross-cultural exchanges and dialogue within contemporary performing arts. We aim to map and assess theatrical, literary and cultural crossings in theatre and creative writing through research, public events and outreach programmes.
New Tides Platform wishes to function as an interface between scholarly research and the creative sector. As a collaborative venture we are working together with universities and research centres, theatres and theatre-makers, creative/ art organisations as well as journals and publishers.
As facilitators of cultural projects and initiators of new research, we provide a forum for encounters, debates and interchanges, connecting academic research, contemporary theatre-making and communities of thinkers, makers and spectators.
Working as an outreach platform, we develop local, national and international collaborations and networks that are responsive to social and cultural changes within and outside contemporary theatre practices.
// Team //
Kate is an arts marketing professional and project manager with more than ten years’ experience in the arts and commercial sectors both in the UK and continental Europe.
Holding a research degree (MRes) in Cultural Diplomacy from the University of South Wales (UK) and a BA(Hons.) in Philosophy, Communication and PR (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania), she specialises in audience development, events organisation, advertising, social media management, market research & strategy development.
Kate had worked with various cultural organisations and international arts festivals as a cultural promoter and organiser as well as audience development manager. She has been involved in organising the 17th Festival of Theatres of Europe (2008), an international theatre festival created by UTE (Union des Théâtres de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée) and hosted by the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj. She also worked with UK-based multi-arts festivals such as In Between Time International Festival (IBT Festival, Bristol, UK), the Bristol Shakespeare Festival and Stokes Croft Street Festival.
Recently, she’s been involved in the development of our online presence and in the promotion of our latest international projects including Redefining Theatre Communities (2015-2017); taking care of all the publicity of our Theatre and Migration: Creative Encounters event in 2017 and all marketing activities for our most recent project Migrations: Harbour Europe (2019).
Kate will be project managing our forthcoming outreach programme on the position of migrant artists and institutional dramaturgies, taking place in 2020/2021.
Dr Szabolcs Musca //Founding Director//
Szabolcs holds a PhD from the University of Bristol and he worked as a researcher, lecturer and theatre critic for the past ten years. His research interests span across theatre and migration, transnational and cross-cultural theatre and performance, theatre translation, adaptation and dramaturgy and socially engaged theatre.
He is Project Lead of Migrant Dramaturgies Network, an international research network composed of academics, theatre-makers and arts organisations. His co-edited collection entitled ‘Redefining Theatre Communities. International Perspectives on Community-Conscious Theatre-making‘ is published by Intellect/ University of Chicago Press (2019). Szabolcs is also guest-editor of Performing Ethos’ special journal issue on ‘Theatre and Migration between Ethics and Aesthetics (November 2019). He is Regional Managing Editor at The Theatre Times and an active member of the Translation, Adaptation and Dramaturgy Working Group within the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR). He is also member of the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA), the International Network of Italian Theatre and the European Association for the Study of Theatre and Performance (EASTAP).
He has been involved in various collaborative international research projects and acted as research consultant both in Britain and continental Europe.
Besides research, Szabolcs also has a track record in lecturing and leading seminars and workshops in higher education settings and he is a frequent speaker at international conferences.