Tobi Poster-Su is a UK-based theatremaker and scholar who specialises in puppetry and devised, crossdisciplinary work. His research centres on racialisation, animacy and material performance.
Tobi lectures at Bath Spa University and is currently undertaking an AHRC-funded PhD (Towards a Critical Puppetry: Racialisation and Material Performance in the Twenty-First Century) at Queen Mary University of London. He has published in Applied Theatre Research and Theatre Journal and delivered a plenary presentation at the ATHE 2020 Conference.
As co-artistic director of Wattle and Daub, Tobi has co-created and performed in The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak (2017) and Triptych (2011) and is currently developing Chang and Eng and Me (and Me), a new work exploring the lives of Chang and Eng Bunker and their complex relationship with race and privilege in the American South. He has directed puppetry for shows including Tom Morris’ adaptation of A Christmas Carol (2018) and Heidi: A Goat’s Tale (2012).