Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink is Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies. Her research interests include dramaturgy and scenography, spatial theory, new materialism and performance ecologies, and performative research formats. In her monograph Nomadic Theatre: Mobilizing Theory and Practice on the European Stage (Bloomsbury Methuen 2019), she examines ambulant performances and performative installations. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze’s nomadology, she introduces the concept of ‘nomadic theatre’ to investigate the quality of encounters, the changing role of the spectator, and the potentialities of lived space in contemporary performance.
Liesbeth coordinates the Master’s programme in Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy, and next to teaching in this programme, she also teaches in the BA Media and Culture Studies and the RMA Media, Art and Performance programmes, and is supervisor of both BA and MA students. She is the co-founder of Platform-Scenography, a collective of scenographers, dramaturgs and theorists (see projects). She is a guest teacher at several universities of the arts, and incidentally works as a dramaturg and artistic coach. Previously she worked as a dramaturge, assistant-director and dramaturgy teacher.