Gabriel Vivas Martinez

Gabriel Vivas Martinez


Personal profile

Biographical details

I am an actor, freelancer educator, and doctoral researcher at the Centre for Education - King's College London. My practice research focuses on Applied Theatre, notions of masculinity and gender embodiment and performativity.

As a practitioner and activist, I am interested in how socially engaged theatre making can advance the potential for social transformation, exploring Theatre-Voice-Body Expression methods with young people directly, including young people with disabilities, young migrants and refugees, Roma community and LGBTIQ+ young people.

Research interests (short)

  • Applied and socially engaged theatre-making.
  • Applied voice work and public speaking.
  • Embodied pedagogies.
  • Participatory theatre with young people, with an emphasis on young people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ and young people with migrant backgrounds.
  • Research methodologies and embodied knowledge.
  • Theatre, public health and wellbeing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Applied Theatre (Drama for the Community and Drama Education), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Award Date: 30 Sept 2019

Master of Arts, Artistic, Literary and Cultural Studies, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Award Date: 30 Sept 2016

Bachelor of Arts, Dramatic Art, Superior Dramatic Art School of Castilla & León

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015

Professional acting, voice and body expression training, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

Award Date: 30 Apr 2014

External positions

Assistant Editor, RiDE (Research in Drama Education) - The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance

Jul 2020 → …

Co-artistic Director of the International Online Theatre Festival (IOTF) , The Theatre Times

Jan 2020Jun 2021

Freelance Researcher, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

May 2018 → …

Freelancer educator in youth work programmes of the European Commission, Several Youth National Agencies across Europe

Aug 2017 → …