Lecturer in Drama and Performance

Division: Media, Communication and Performing Arts

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Irvine Allan (BA Dramatic Studies) is a Lecturer in Drama and Performance in the Media, Communication and Performing Arts Division. He is also a member of the QMU Alcohol Research Group.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Funded Projects
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Activities & Awards

Irvine Allan is a multi-award winning short film, television and theatre director, as well as a distinguished community theatre practitioner, who specialised in working creatively with prisoners and probationers across Scotland. He was co-founder of the highly successful Cat-A Theatre Company who toured throughout the UK in the nineties. His awards include, Scotsman Fringe First, for Outstanding New Production at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and, The Prix de Jury, at The Cannes Film Festival, 2001.

Irvine is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has been at QMU since 2007. He is lecturer in Drama and Performance and supervises the Community Theatre Elective.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Curator of The French Film Festival Shortcuts Programme

Research Group membership:

  • QMU Alcohol Research Group

Irvine’s research interests include discourses of offender learning and innovative uses of drama in the community.

Research Grants & Contracts Funding:

Allan, I. (2014-15)  “The French Film Festival, Short Film Programme.”  Curator.

Allan, I (2012-13) “Daydream in the Honest Toun.”  Community Film, in association with East Lothian Council Tourist Board, and The Brunton Theatre.

Allan, I (2013-14)  “Pilot Study of History of Donaldson’s School.”  Scottish Funding Council- Innovation Voucher.

Allan, I. (2014-15) “The Wayward Wind.”  Community Film, commissioned by, Places for People Scotland Care and Support.

Allan, I. (2009) East Lothian Council, longitudinal research study of drama workshop to clusters of East Lothian primary schools, extending to 4 regions of Scotland, 2010-2011.

Allan. I. (2007) BBC and Scottish Screen, Fast Forward Features Project, , Screenplay Commission. Scotland’s nomination for The Hartely Merril International Screenwriting Prize

Supervisor of Community Theatre Elective. Improvisation. Introduction to Playwriting.

Teaching:

  • T2173 Space Performance and The Spectator
  • T1156 Play and Performance
  • T3191 Community Theatre 1
  • T4149 Community Theatre 2

Allan, I. (2014-15)  “The French Film Festival, Short Film Programme.”  Curator.

Allan, I (2012-13) “Daydream in the Honest Toun.”  Community Film, in association with East Lothian Council Tourist Board, and The Brunton Theatre. Producer/Director

Allan, I (2013-14)  “Pilot Study of History of Donaldson’s School.”  Scottish Funding Council- Innovation Voucher.

Allan, I. (2014-15) “The Wayward Wind.”  Community Film, commissioned by, Places for People Producer/Director Scotland Care and Support.