Will Nelson specialises in the study of movements in performing arts in historical context and performance theory. Will teaches on the Acting for Live and Recorded Media, Musical Theatre, Vocal Studies, and Theatre and Performance programmes.
Will completed MA study at Lancaster University in 2013 after undergraduate study at The University of Cumbria. For the past ten years, he has been investigating the links between radical political and artistic movements, particularly the notion of a British Avant-Garde. He has published and presented several papers around this subject and has reviewed texts for New Theatre Quarterly.
Will established DIY West End Theatre Company in Morecambe in 2017 (in conjunction with the UK Centre of the International Theatre Institute) and works frequently with this group to promote performance “to regenerate the health and wealth of the town” and as a director and producer of both new and established work.
Away from work, Will lives with two middle-aged goldfish, is a keen walker and runner and has an ambition to complete a marathon before the age of 40.