Donna Soto-Morettini

Donna SotoMorettini

Dr Donna Soto-Morettini

Senior Lecturer

Biography

PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS
Popular Singing, 2nd Edition (Methuen, July 2014)

Mastering the Audition: How to Perform Under Pressure (Methuen, July 2012)
The Philosophical Actor (Intellect/University of Chicago Press,2010)
Popular Singing: A Practical Guide to Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and Gospel (Methuen, 2006)
Slipping Into Something Comfortable: Identity and Popular Culture, LIPA Press, 1996
 
REFEREED ACADEMIC JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS    “Trouble in the House: David Hare’s Stuff Happens” The Contemporary Theatre Review (Autumn 2005) “The Clowns of God – Jerry Springer the Opera”, The Contemporary Theatre Review, (February 2004)
“Revolution and the Fatally Clever Smile: Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest” The Journal for Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Fall, 1994
“Pravda and the Language of Opposition” Kreatief, October, 1987
“Disrupting the Spectacle: Howard Brenton’s Magnificence”, Theatre Journal, 1986
“Brecht’s Visions of Simone Machard”, Theatre Journal, 1984
 
BOOK CHAPTERS  
“Disturbing the Spirits of the Past: the Uncertainty Principle in Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen” in Crucible of Cultures, Peter Lang Press, 2001
 
 
CONFERENCE PAPERS PRESENTED
“The Cognitive Architecture of Performance”, PSI conference, Utrecht, April 2011
“Constructing National Identities: The New National Theatre of Scotland”, Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, March 2005
“Framing the Imaginary: Michael Frayn’s Democracy” – IFTR congress, St Petersburg, May 2004
“Rude Scottish Drama and the ‘Psychosomatics of the Zeitgeist’” In-yer-face, University of Western England, Bristol, September 2002
“Memories and Aspirtions: Scotland’s State of the Nation Trilogy” FIRT/IFTR, Amsterdam, Summer 2002
“Disturbing the Spirits of the Past”, Brussels and Liverpool John Moores, Summer 2000
“Teaching Vocal Style”, published conference proceedings Interactive 2000, Liverpool, 2000

Esteem

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner, Birmingham School of Acting (2002 - 2007)
  • External Examiner, New Lanarkshire College (2012 – 2015)

 

Invited Speaker

  • “Georg Lukacs reconsidered”, Oxford English Ltd., Oxford, 1988
  • “Framing the Imaginary: Michael Frayn’s Democracy” – IFTR congress, St Petersburg, May 2004
  • “Non-Traditional Casting and Actor Training”, conference organiser, panel chair at presenter, CSSD, 1994
  • “Memories and Aspirtions: Scotland’s State of the Nation Trilogy” FIRT/IFTR, Amsterdam, Summer 2002
  • “Teaching Vocal Style”, published conference proceedings Interactive 2000, Liverpool, 2000
  • “The Cognitive Architecture of Performance”, PSI conference, Utrecht, April 2011
  • “Twenty Years of Feminism” Conference organiser in association with Routledge Press, ICA London,1989
  • “Disturbing the Spirits of the Past”, Brussels and Liverpool John Moores, Summer 2000
  • “Constructing National Identities: The New National Theatre of Scotland”, Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, March 2005
  • “Gunter Grass and Bertolt Brecht” Presentation for the School of Criticism and Theory, UC Irvine, 1983
  • “Howard Brenton in Conversation” ICA Video library, interviewer, presenter, 1988
  • “Reading Silence”, Chair and presenter, Conference “Hands up for China, ICA London, 1989
  • “Rethinking Voice Training”, published conference proceedings, CSSD, 1995
  • “Rude Scottish Drama and the ‘Psychosomatics of the Zeitgeist’” In-yer-face, University of Western England, Bristol, September 2002
  • “Out of Apathy” conference, Panel Chair: Aesthetics and the New Left: Lindsay Anderson and Trevor Griffiths, Oxford, 1987

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • U.C.Irvine, Distinguished Alumni Award, 1999
  • U.C.Irvine, Theatre Guild Award in Acting, 1982
  • Regents Fellowship, UCI, 1981, 1982

 

Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Grand Jury member Global Search for New Musicals, Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre, January 2005
  • BAFTA Jury member, Best Actor/Best Actress, Scottish Film, 2005
  • Selection Panel, Board of Governors, National Theatre of Scotland

 

Editorial Activity

  • Assistant Editor, Theatre Journal, John Hopkins Press, 1980 – 1983

 

Reviewing

  • Theatre Journal, Feminist Review and Methuen Drama