Background and activities

I am Associate Professor in drama and theatre studies at the Department of Arts and Media Studies with a previous career as stage director, dramaturg and drama teacher. I am a trained  dramatherapist MA and Associate teacher of Fitzmaurice voicework. I like to teach and conduct research through a combination of practice and theory. How do we stage ourselves? What kind of powers are at stake? How do we manage to nuture creative processes with meaning and relevance?

Research projects 2017:

Dramatherapy with persons outside main stream working force, Ville Veier, Stavanger, NTNU Health

Drama - Teater - Demokrati, Book chapter: Applied theatre as performative action (in press)

Qualified Empathy and Aesthetic Learning, NORDPLUS-prosjekt, UCC Zealand, Roskilde, Metropolia University, Helsinki

The Role of the Voice - the Voices of the Role, integration voicework and drama/dramatherapy, Roy Hart Theatre, Fitzmaurice Voicework

Theatre Production, book project NTNU

Research group:

Arts-based research group, communal focus on performative and arts-based research design 

Membership:

Art & Technology Task Force, Artec NTNU, core member

Writers' Guild of Norway

The British Association of Dramatherapists

The European Federation of Dramatherapy EDF, core member

The Fitzmaurice Institute

 

 

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2013) Drama, Heart and Soul: Understanding the Relationship between the Unique Inner Voice, Heart Intelligence and the Intelligence of Feeling. Arts Therapies and the Intelligence of Feeling.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2011) Es war einmal - Ich war nicht allein. Theater mit mir?! : "der geschützte Raum" : eine Konferenzdokumentation.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2004) Brecht og det episke teater. Politisk teater - gensyn og genopdagelse?.

Others

  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2016) Debattinnlegg etter Riksteatrets forestilling Fire begravelse og et bryllup av og med Morten Joachim, regi: Aslak Moe. Er dette dokumentarisme? Propellen teaters tre-årige forskningsprosjekt . Propellen teater, Trondheim Dokumentar Festival; Verkstedhallen, Svartladmoen, Trondheim. 2016-11-13 - 2016-11-13.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2016) Dramatherapy in Norway - status and practices. Opening the Curtains - Dramatherapy in Europe . European Federation of Dramatherapy; University of Bucharest. 2016-05-06 - 2016-05-07.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2016) Er dette dokumentarisme?. Fagseminar: Er dette dokumentarisme? Propellens tre-årige forskningsprosjekt 2016 . Propellen teater, Trondheim Dokumentar Festival; Dokkhuset, Trondheim. 2016-11-16 - 2016-11-16.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2016) Hvorfor velge Bertolt Brechts scenetekster til teaterproduksjon bachelor?. Flyktningeprosjektets Brecht-kveld . Program for drama og teater, Institutt for kunst- og medievi; Cafe Sito, Dragvoll campus NTNU. 2016-05-29 - 2016-05-29.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2016) Lost in Translation. Futurescapes: A Symposium in New Media, Technology & the Humanities . Faculty of Humanities, Hania Musiol, ISL; Trondheim, NTNU Dragvoll. 2016-03-14 - 2016-03-15.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2016) Voices from within and without - Echoes from nature. Opening the Curtains - Dramatherapy in Europe [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . European Federation of Dramatherapy; University of Bucharest. 2016-05-06 - 2016-05-07.
  • Aune, Vigdis; Rasmussen, Bjørn K.; Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2015) Prosjektsamling Drama, Teater og Demokrati. Prosjektsamling drama/teater & demokrati . Kunstbasert forskningsgruppe, IKM, NTNU; Trondheim. 2015-10-15 - 2015-10-16.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2015) Freeing your Voice. Voicework in Dramatherapy FREEING YOUR VOICE WORKSHOPS . Roehampton University, Department of Psychology; London. 2015-03-06.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2015) Intermediality in MA Performance. Visions and Opportunities for Art & Technology at the new NTNU . NTNU Art & Technology Task Force; EL-4 Elektroblokka Gløshaugen. 2015-12-10 - 2015-12-10.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2015) Ressursorientert drama i helsefremmende arbeid. Helse, velferd og teknologi (HEVET) ved HF: Fagmiljø, forskningsprosjekt og nettverk . NTNU, HF; Dokkhuset, Trondheim. 2015-02-12 - 2015-02-12.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2015) Exploration of Voices from Within and Without. Drama Boreale 2015 - Explore - Express - Exchange . Danish Drama Teaters' Association with Nordic organizations; Silkeborg. 2015-08-04 - 2015-08-04.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2015) Open the Curtains! Let's Improvise!. Cultural Landscapes in Arts Therapies - 13th European Arts Therapies Conference . ECArTE: European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education; Palermo, Sicily. 2015-09-19 - 2015-09-19.
  • Myklebust, Mona; Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2015) EKKO. NRK P2 [Radio]. 2015-03-09.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2014) Kunstbasert forskning og narrativ veildningspraksis. Med skuespilleren som medforsker . Kunstbasert forskergruppe IKM; NTNU Dragvoll. 2014-05-12 - 2014-05-12.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2014) Listen carefully. Boundaries, Borders, Loyalty & Betrayal: Interpersonal, Intercultural & Interdisciplinary approaches in Dramatherapy . The British Association of Dramatherapists; University of Surrey, Guildford. 2014-09-15 - 2014-09-15.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2014) The Selkie Bride - Dramatherapy workshop. Sounds from the Deep - Nordic Seminar in the Creative Arts Therapies [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . The Norwegian Art Therapy Association; Sandefjord. 2014-06-15 - 2014-06-18.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Bergsland, Andreas. (2014) The Humanities: contribution and potential in digital encounters/Performativity Group. Digital Storytelling Seminar . NTNU og NxtMedia; Rådsrommet, Elektrobygget, Gløshaugen, Trondheim. 2014-01-31 - 2014-01-31.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Perkis, Andrew. (2014) The Digital Storytelling Tools and Experiences Project. Seminar on Digital Storytelling . NTNU og NxtMedia; Rådsrommet, Elektrobygget, Gløshaugen, Trondheim. 2014-01-31 - 2014-01-31.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2014) VOICES FROM NO MAN'S LAND. Boudaries, Borders, Loyalty & Betrayal. Interpersonal, Intercultural & Interdisciplinary approaches in Dramatherapy . The British Association of Dramatherapists; University of Surrey, Guildford. 2014-09-13 - 2014-09-14.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Kuester, Marion; Wright, David Keir; Hillinger, Dorothea; Clausen, Martin. (2013) Staging Myself - lecture-performance. from one world to another: arts education for tomorrow [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . IDEA International drama/theater and education association; Paris. 2013-08-08 - 2013-08-13.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2013) Silent O Moyle be the Roar of thy Water: Exploring Hope in our Time. Renewal, Restoration & Revenge: Working with Change in Dramatherapy . The British Association of Dramatherapists; Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. 2013-09-07 - 2013-09-09.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2012) Forskningsperspektiver på P:UNKT prosjektet, Akershus Teater. Krumkake og Khebab - konferanse om P:UNKT prosjektet, mangfold i norsk scenekunst . Akershus Teater; Lillestrøm kulturhus, Lillestrøm. 2012-11-19 - 2012-11-19.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2012) Transparency and the invisible network. The Autumn Camp, international theatre meeting for Theaterpädagogik/Applied Theatre . Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock; Rostock. 2012-10-18 - 2012-10-21.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2012) Nora's Men: A Dramatherapy Encounter with Henrik Ibsen's Play A Doll's House. Dramatherapy and Script - exploring texts [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . British Association of Dramatherapists; University of Hull Scarborough Campus. 2012-09-08 - 2012-09-10.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2011) Children's Healthy Self-Regulation Through Play, Drama and Theatre. Theatre as a Setting for Health Promotion among Children . Steno Health Promotion Center; Vallekilde Højskole, Hørve. 2011-12-01 - 2011-12-02.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2009) Dramatherapy in Education: Once upon a Time I was not alone. Theater? Mit Mir? Internationale Konferenz Drama in Education for Children and Adolescents as Risk, Rostock, Tyskland . Hochschule für Musik und Theater; Beim St.-Katharinenstift 8, 18055 Rostock, Tyskland. 2009-05-07 - 2009-05-10.