PhD Researcher ,
Leslie Burton is a PhD candidate in the Theatre Department at University College Cork, Ireland. As a performer and theatre-maker, her particular interest is in puppetry and object theatre. She earned her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 2010 and her MRes from UCC in 2013. She began her PhD in 2014 and has been awarded a scholarship by the Irish Research Council to continue and expand her studies in material theatre practice. Her current research is a practice-led exploration of intermedia performance and the seeming paradox of the sympathy between the animate and the inanimate.