Brian Lobel

Senior Lecturer - Theatre


Brian Lobel is a performer, teacher and curator who is interested in creating work about bodies and how they are watched, policed, poked, prodded and loved by others. The New York-born, London-based performer has shown work internationally in a range of contexts, from medical schools to galleries, cabarets to museums, marketplaces to forests, blending provocative humor with insightful reflection. Major performance projects include BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer, Purge, Hold My Hand and We’re Halfway There, Ruach, You Have to Forgive Me, You Have to Forgive Me, You Have to Forgive Me, Fun with Cancer Patients, 24 Italian Songs and Arias, and Cruising for Art which have been presented at Sydney Opera House, Harvard Medical School, Lagos Theatre Festival and in over 25 countries imore...

PhD, 2012 - Queen Mary, University of London - Thesis entitled 'Playing the Cancer Card: Illness, Performance and Spectatorship' Certificate in Learning and Teaching, 2010 (Distinction) - Queen Mary, University of London MA in Performance, 2008 (Distinction) - Queen Mary, University of London BA in 'Performance and Social Identity' (Highest Honours) and Political Science, 2003 - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Latest Additions

  1. Lobel, Brian (2016) Purge. Oberon Books, London. ISBN 9781783193295
  2. Kimmings, Bryony, Lobel, Brian and Parkinson, Tom (2016) A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer. Oberon Books, London. ISBN 9781786820600
  3. Lobel, Brian (2015) BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer. Oberon. ISBN 9781849433266
  4. Lobel, Brian (2015) The Physical and Emotional Burden of Cancer, or, Normal, What is it Good For? In: 9th Annual Conference and 1st Annual International Congress, Edinburgh. (Unpublished)
  5. Lobel, Brian (2016) Fun with Cancer Patients: The Affect of Cancer. In: Performance and the Medical Body. Performance/Science . Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, London. ISBN 9781472570796
  6. Lobel, Brian (2017) Proud Disclosures and Awkward Receptions: Between bodies with cancer and their audiences. In: Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Well-Being. Applied Theatre . Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. ISBN 9781472584595
  7. Lobel, Brian (2015) Fun With Cancer Patients. [Show/Exhibition]