Terence Chapman (Mann)
Course Leader, Senior Lecturer
School of Arts and Media
Terence has been Course Leader on the BA (Hons) Acting since 2008. He teaches across a range of subjects as part of the Acting Team, specialising in Directing, Movement and Acting for Radio. He has worked as a professional actor and director (Terence Mann) since graduating from Drama School in 1995 and has a wealth of professional experience Having trained and worked extensively with Russian director Gennady Bogdanov, Terence is widely regarded as the UK's leading practitioner in Meyerhold's Theatrical Biomechanics.
Terence is responsible for the artistic direction and organisation of the BA (Hons) Acting. In 2010 he was the recipient of a Research Informed Teaching Award in relation to his in teaching and research in Meyerhold's Theatrical Biomechanics (movement training) and has written several articles on the subject. He teaches across all three levels and is Director on final year productions for stage and screen including Graduate Showcases in Manchester and London.
Prior to his role at UCLan, Terence worked as a professional actor and director in theatre, TV and radio. Acting credits include work at The Royal Exchange, Manchester, The Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Library Theatre, Manchester, The Everyman, Liverpool and The Theatre Royal, York. He has also toured throughout the UK and Europe with some of the UK's most innovative companies including Scarlet Theatre, Kaboodle and Piezn Kozla. Since the year 2000 Terence has trained and worked extensively with the worlds leading exponent of Meyerhold's Biomechanics with Russian director Gennady Bogdanov, who is one of the last links to this living theatrical tradition. Terence has also devised, directed and performed with his own touring theatre company and continues to create work with several graduate companies. Screen credits include; Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Vincent, This is Personal, Brookside, Fat Friends, The Forsythe Saga and the Steve Coogan film The Parole Officer. Since 1995 to present day, Terence has recorded over fifty plays for BBC Radio including three award winning productions. His work as a voice over artist includes several animations for the CBBC.
- BA (Hons) Theatre Arts (Acting) Manchester Metropolitan University 1995.
- Research Informed Teaching Award 2010. (UCLan)
- Meyerholds' Theatrical Biomechanics
- Directing for Stage & Screen
- Voice Acting
- Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
- Member of The International Research Group in Meyerhold's Biomechanics
Terence's practice as research in Meyerhold's Biomechanics has led to him being recognised as the UK's leading practitioner in this work. The BA (Hons) Acting at UCLan is unique in that it has become the only actor training programme in the UK and one of a few in the world, where the Theatrical Biomechanics of Vsevolod Meyerhold – one of the greatest twentieth century theatre artists – can be studied and practised in depth. This challenging and rigorous training process has been incorporated into the curriculum on the BA (Hons) Acting. This research has been further enhanced by unique opportunities to work with the legendary Russian theatre practitioner Gennady Bogdanov who has made regular visits to UCLan to work at to with his former pupil, and undergraduates on the Acting course. Mr. Bogdanov said he believed the work at UCLan was ‘unique and very important’. He expressed his desire to work with the students on the BA (Hons) Acting and develop his relationship with the University. In 2017 Gennady Bogdanov received a UCLan Honorary Fellowship for his work at UCLan. While there are many theatre studies degrees that offer an intellectual taste of this work, there are very few in the world that provide such a practical grounding in the physical discipline itself. The training regime delivers serious results, as lecturers witness and students report considerably enhanced levels of technical control and physical expressiveness in performance.
- International Research Group in Meyerhold's Biomechanics
- Research Informed Teaching Award 2010 - £10.000
- Meyerhold Conference - Meyerholds Biomechanics- University of Hull - 2014
- Meyerholds Biomechanics - With Gennady Bogdanov - University of Central Lancashire -2008 - 2011 -2013 - 2017
- Viewpoints with Mary Overlie - Rose Bruford University - 2019