Hi, I am currently finishing off my M.A by Research: investigating the post marxist notions of Jacques Ranciere's "Axiomatic Equality" and Chantal Mouffe's "Agonistic Pluralism" as alternatives to the framework of performance collaboration. I graduated with a first class degree in Drama and was offered the M.A with a 100% fee waiver. I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate degree; from a practical and theoretical point of view. However, by nature I have been quite curious and anayltical. I like to ask questions about things and I was never fully satisfied in just doing something. Thus, this attitude was applied to my third year dissertation where according to University rules I only had to perform in two shows, however I did this as well as a work demonstration which I fully marked on. I am not trying to exercise what I am good at, but I think it might give a bit of scope to my questionings. Consequently I was offered the M.A and at the time I was working professionally on a performance at various different theatres in Yorkshire and completeing an internship with a theatre company. The work that I was offered with the theatre compay was initially allowed by the University to be included as my practice. Perfect eh? As they say it certainly was too good to be true and the University turned round after I had agreed to complete the MA and said this arrangement would not be possible. To cut along story short, a cacophony of problems and issues arose where I was juggling work which I loved and was very passionate about i.e making theatre with young people, making performances as part of a group, performing, alongside working twice a week in two different high schools and trying to complete my M.A it had to be extended to a part time degree. These last 18months have been very difficult: juggling array of things, however there have been many positives to come to light. I have worked in various setting with young people and also in secondary schools. I always thought I would teach at a later date and probably with snobbery within academia looked at teaching as an "easy option." I do have this nature which is very interested in the interpersonal relations of performance collaboration etc and I love making work and teaching young people. I have taught the Alevel Performance Studies in a school and also, working in various settings with children. I feel almost there is a dialectic between the academe which I have heavily been involved with looking at performance collaboration in a very different manner to how drama is perceived and used on the curriculam. However, I love working with young people and creating work. I want to do my pgce so I will be in a position and a job where I love what I do, but I am scared it is not what I want to look at; that I will continously question things. It's almost like I have gone so far past the ideas of Stanislavsky that I am worried that they would be difficult to teach again? I really hope this does not come across as big headed. I have lectured within the University and enjoyed, but lecturing positions are so sparce and you normally need a PHD to be considered. I just wondered if anyone else out there had these thoughts?