Xristina Penna


NameXristina Penna
Job titleLecturer in Performance
Research instituteCollege of Arts, Humanities and Education

Research outputs

Scenographic Contraptions: The importance of error, exposure of process and inefficient aesthetics for orchestrating conversation

Penna, X. 2023. Scenographic Contraptions: The importance of error, exposure of process and inefficient aesthetics for orchestrating conversation.

Holding Stories

Penna, X. 2023. Holding Stories. IFTR Accra The Stories We Tell: Myth, Mythmaking & Performance. University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana 24 - 28 Jul 2023

Hello Stranger East Midlands (phase 1) Workshop-National Exhibition of UK Performance Design 2019-2023

Penna, X. 2023. Hello Stranger East Midlands (phase 1) Workshop-National Exhibition of UK Performance Design 2019-2023. Derby Theatre 24 Jan 2023 - 25 Mar 2024

Generating non-egocentric storytelling using a scenography from cord, fabric and trust

Penna, X. 2022. Generating non-egocentric storytelling using a scenography from cord, fabric and trust . IFTR Reykjavik Shifting Centres: In the Middle of Nowhere. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland 20 - 24 Jun 2022

Cognitive Ecologies in Theatre History, Training and Performance

Penna, X. and Murphy, M. 2021. Cognitive Ecologies in Theatre History, Training and Performance. IFTR Galway Theatre Ecologies: Environments, Sustainability and Politics. National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland (On-line) 12 - 16 Jul 2021

To You <-> To Me: Generating Non-Egocentric Habits of Embodied, Embedded, Enactive and Extended Spectating

Penna, X. 2019. To You <-> To Me: Generating Non-Egocentric Habits of Embodied, Embedded, Enactive and Extended Spectating . Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities 2019: Paradigms of Understanding - Sharing Cognitive Worlds. University Mainz, Mainz, Germany 19 - 23 Jun 2019

To you, to me: Generation non-eocentric habits of embodied, embedded, enactive and extended spectating.

Penna, Xristina 2019. To you, to me: Generation non-eocentric habits of embodied, embedded, enactive and extended spectating.

Uncovered – performing everyday clothes

Penna, Xristina 2014. Uncovered – performing everyday clothes. Scene. https://doi.org/10.1386/scene.2.1-2.9_1

Towards a cogScenography: Cognitive science, scenographic reception and processes

Penna, Xristina 2017. Towards a cogScenography: Cognitive science, scenographic reception and processes. Thesis

The predictive scenographer: Performance design as predictive affordance-o-graphy

Penna, Xristina 2018. The predictive scenographer: Performance design as predictive affordance-o-graphy.

Attempts on post-representation

Penna, Xristina 2018. Attempts on post-representation.

I want you to participate: Pause for thought

Penna, Xristina 2017. I want you to participate: Pause for thought. University of Leeds.

Designing uncertainty for generating audiences’ participation

Penna, Xristina 2017. Designing uncertainty for generating audiences’ participation.

Phishing things together: Using cognitive theory, and practice research to further our understanding of designing in a groundless contemporary performance landscape

Penna, Xristina 2017. Phishing things together: Using cognitive theory, and practice research to further our understanding of designing in a groundless contemporary performance landscape.

Scenographic contraptions: A manifestation for a post-representational performance design method

Penna, Xristina 2017. Scenographic contraptions: A manifestation for a post-representational performance design method. Performance Studies International.

Applications of cognitive science in scenographic reception and processes: Scenographic contraptions

Penna, Xristina 2016. Applications of cognitive science in scenographic reception and processes: Scenographic contraptions. University of Helsinki.

Work space III: Phishing things together (the predictive brain)

Penna, Xristina 2015. Work space III: Phishing things together (the predictive brain). Live Art Bistro.

Scenographic contraptions: An embodied conversation, embodied mind, embodied design

Penna, Xristina 2015. Scenographic contraptions: An embodied conversation, embodied mind, embodied design. University of Edinburgh.

Attempts on Margarita (multiple drafts): A cognitive dramaturgy generated by voice and space

Penna, Xristina 2015. Attempts on Margarita (multiple drafts): A cognitive dramaturgy generated by voice and space. AISB.

Attempts on staging consciousness: Towards a cognitive scenography

Penna, Xristina 2015. Attempts on staging consciousness: Towards a cognitive scenography. International Federation for Theatre Research.

Costume project(ion)-the costume rehearses

Penna, Xristina 2015. Costume project(ion)-the costume rehearses. Critical Costume.

Work space I- a scenographic workshop on consciousness: Scenographic artefact

Penna, Xristina 2015. Work space I- a scenographic workshop on consciousness: Scenographic artefact. International Federation for Theatre Research.

Work space II: attempts on Margarita

Penna, Xristina, Eyes, Ben, Graham, Katherine, Carlsberg, Jennifer, Steggals, Lucy, Bradbury, Olivia, Kapsali, Maria, Turner, Alaena and Collins, Esther 2015. Work space II: attempts on Margarita. Stage@Leeds.

Hello Stranger East Midlands (phase 2), Exhibition, UK Festival of Performance Design

Penna, X. 2023. Hello Stranger East Midlands (phase 2), Exhibition, UK Festival of Performance Design .

Designing uncertainty for generating participatory scenography

Penna, X. 2022. Designing uncertainty for generating participatory scenography. Theatre and Performance Research Association 2022. University of Essex, Colchester, UK 12 - 14 Sep 2022

Invisible Journeys: practice-research informed teaching

Penna, X. 2022. Invisible Journeys: practice-research informed teaching . Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Derby.

DiEM Voice; To You <-> To Me; After Life: The importance of the ethics of space when staging democracy and orchestrating social spaces

Penna, X. 2021. DiEM Voice; To You <-> To Me; After Life: The importance of the ethics of space when staging democracy and orchestrating social spaces . Theatre and Performance Research Association 2021 . Liverpool Hope University (on-line)

Staging dis-placement

Penna, X. 2019. Staging dis-placement. Theatre and Performance Research Association 2019. University of Exeter, UK 04 - 06 Sep 2019
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