Terry O'Connor is a core member and performer with Forced Entertainment, a collective practice of six artists based in Sheffield who received the 2016 International Ibsen Prize for contribution to theatre.
Her work as an artist and performer is also replayed through a long history of working as a teacher, lecturer, mentor and collaborator with other artists. In 2009, she was awarded an AHRC Creative Fellowship at Roehampton University and in 2011 she was made Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance Practice at the University of Sheffield.
In November 2016 she was awarded a Creative Fellowship as part of collaboration between the University of Birmingham, the RSC and the Shakespeare Institute. Her doctoral research practice at the University of Salford (2019-24) investigates experimental and improvisational process and collaborative aesthetics within contemporary performance.
She is currently working on a number of participation projects to run alongside Forced Entertainment’s 2020 live streaming of Complete Works: Tabletop Shakespeare At Home.
For further information on Forced Entertainment, see www.forcedentertainment.com