Background and activities

I am Associate Professor of 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 theatre scholar and a trained  dramatherapist MA and Associate teacher of Fitzmaurice voicework. I like to teach and conduct research through a combination of arts' practice and theory. How do we stage ourselves? What kind of powers are at stake? How do we facilitate and organize arts processes that create new meaning, good health and have sociatal relevance? An example.

Main research projects 2022:

Membership:

Writers' Guild of Norway

The British Association of Dramatherapists

The European Federation of Dramatherapy

The Fitzmaurice Institute

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2021) The hospital scene: deepening democracy through theatre-led inquiry. Theatre and Democracy: Building Democracy in Post-war and Post-democratic Contexts.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2020) In front of me: Fitzmaurice voicework as transformative practice. Somatic Voices in Performance and Beyond.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2018) Sceneteksten som aktiv partner. Teaterproduksjon - Ti produksjonsestetiske innganger.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2017) Anvendt teater som performativ ytring. Drama, teater og demokrati : Antologi II : I kultur og samfunn.
  • 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.

Others

  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2020) Den helsefremmende kunsten BLOGG.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2019) Where is my voice?. Somatic Voices in Performance Research and Beyond . East 15 Acting School, University of Essex; Loughton Campus, Hatfields IG103RY. 2019-07-19 - 2019-07-20.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Aadnesen, Tori. (2019) Fra utenforskap til mestring. Ville Veier som modell for sosialt arbeid med kunstnerisk profil i dagens velferds-Norge. Kunst som motkraft? Nettverkssamling Drama & Teater i høyere utdanning . Dramaavdelingen Universitetet i Stavanger; Stavanger. 2019-11-12 - 2019-11-12.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Aadnesen, Tori. (2019) Teater som arena for livsmestring. Hvordan kan deltakelse i kunstnerisk virksomhet og det å uttrykke seg kreativt bidra til bedre psykisk helse og livsmestring?. Livskvalitet og psykisk helse. Nye perspektiver på folkehelse? . Folkehelsekonferansen 2019; Oslo. 2019-10-15 - 2019-10-15.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2019) Closing Workshop. Psychological Trauma and Resilience 'When the words are not enough' 'Planting the Alder' . The British Association of Dramatherapists; The University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chestershire CH1 4. 2019-09-06 - 2019-09-08.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2019) Inch by Inch, Row by Row, Gonna Make This Garden Grow. Psychological Trauma and Resilience 'When the words are not enough' 'Planting the Alder' . The British Association of Dramatherapists; The University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chestershire CH1 4. 2019-09-06 - 2019-09-08.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2019) Unpacking unheard voices through participatory drama. Play Perform Learn Grow: Bridging Communities, Practices and the World . Play Perform Learn Grow www.pplg.org; Anatolia College, Thessaloniki. 2019-10-06 - 2019-10-06.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2018) Building resilience through performance making. Nordic Arts & Health Research Conference . Arts Academy, Turku University of Applied Sciences; 2018-11-07 - 2018-11-07.