Dr Tom Drayton

Dr Tom Drayton

Senior Lecturer

Acting, Performance & Directing

Acting, Performance and Directing , School Of Arts And Creative Industries

Dr Tom Drayton is the Course Leader for MA/MFA Directing for Stage and Screen, and teaches across MA Acting, MA Theatre Directing and MA Contemporary Performance Practices.


  • PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, The University of East London, 2022
  • PhD ‘Towards a Listening Theatre: Metamodernism, Millennials and Contemporary Political Performance’, University of East London, 2020
  • MA Theatre Directing, University of East London, 2014
  • BA (Hons) Drama & Performance, University of Worcester, 2012

Areas Of Interest

Tom’s primary research interests focus on metamodern cultural forms, theatre of the millennial generation, and contemporary political performance.