Dr Felipe Cervera
Dr Felipe Cervera is a Mexican theatre and performance maker, lecturer and researcher based in Singapore since 2012. As an actor and director, he has worked and toured extensively in Mexico, Argentina, USA, UK, France, Egypt and Singapore. In Singapore, he is the co-artistic director The Art of Strangers and he often collaborates with other local companies such as The Necessary Stage.
As a researcher, his work centres on the intersections of astronomy, astronautics and performance theory. His doctoral thesis, titled Planetary Performance Theory, received the faculty nomination for the Wang Gungwu Award and Medal for Best PhD Thesis in the Social Sciences and Humanities at the National University of Singapore.
Dr Cervera also writes about contemporary theatre, politics and globalisation, having published numerous articles in scholarly journals. He co-leads the After Performance Research Ensemble, where along with colleagues based in the UK, Thailand and Singapore, he experiments with applying theatre-making methods to academic research and writing. Dr Cervera is the Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed journal, Global Performance Studies.