I am a theatre academic & maker. I’m Lecturer in Performance Practices at the Department of Film, Theatre and Television at The University of Reading &, before that, I was a Lecturer in Playwriting & Course Leader for the MA in Creative and Critical Writing at The University of Gloucestershire.
My research explores the politics of contemporary British dramaturgies. I’m interested in how plays are developed & what ideas & processes shape their making. I explore the politics of development through Marxist frameworks that allow me to look at development’s modes of production & the labour of process. More recently, I have been exploring development & epistemology: the ways knowledge is constructed in playmaking process.
I also produce, write and make plays. In conjunction with South Street Arts Centre, I run a project that seed-funds and develops artists’ and companies’ new work. My own playwriting has been performed in the UK, Europe and America. My work with my theatre company, Eleven Places, includes Voices from the Forest (2015), Places I Remember (2014), Smoke Rings (2013), and The Recipe for Belonging (2013).