- MAP Role: International Advisory Board Member
- Institution: University of Winchester
- Position: Emeritus Professor of Theatre for Development
- Location: U.K.
Tim Prentki is Emeritus Professor of Theatre for Development at the University of Winchester where, for many years, he created and ran the MA in Theatre and Media as Development. This programme trained students to become facilitators of theatre and video processes designed to assist communities in addressing issues in relation to their self-development. Students ran projects throughout the world. Prentki has been involved in projects, NGO training and academic collaborations in Asia, Africa and South America.
He is the author of The Fool in European Theatre and Applied Theatre Development; co-author of Political Theatre and Performance & Civic Engagement and co-editor of The Applied Theatre Reader and The Companion to Applied Performance. He has served on the editorial and advisory boards of Research in Drama Education and Applied Theatre Research.
A past winner of a Southern Arts award, he has written and directed for theatre for fifty years, including Shakespeare, contempoary writing and his own scripts, one of which, Half Measures, was recently presented at the Shakespeare North Playhouse.