Sierz, Aleks

Aleks Sierz is a British theatre critic, journalist, and broadcaster. He was educated at Manchester University and City University, London, and holds a PhD from Westminster University. Sierz is author of a number of books on theatre, including In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (2001), The Theatre of Martin Crimp ( 2006), John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger (2008), Rewriting the Nation: British Theatre Today (2011), and Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s (2012). With Lia Ghilardi, he co-authored The Time Traveller’s Guide to British Theatre: The First Four Hundred Years (2015). Sierz is editor of The Methuen Drama Book of 21st Century British Plays (2010) and Contemporary English Plays (2015), and co-editor of The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights (2011).

Aleks Sierz works as theatre critic for the Tribune, and writes reviews for The Arts Desk and The Stage. He has also written for The Sunday Times, The Independent, and The Telegraph. As a theatre critic, Sierz has written numerous reviews of plays, including Stephen Laughton’s One Jewish Boy. He is visiting professor at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, and has previously taught at Goldsmiths College. Sierz teaches courses on postwar British theatre, playwriting and culture, as well as on literature and the arts for Boston University’s “Study Abroad” Programme in London. He is also a co-investigator for the research project “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community” at Barcelona University. Sierz is a member of the UK Critics’ Circle, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.

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