I am a writer, researcher and theatre maker based at the University of Edinburgh, where I lecture in Interdisciplinary Studies. I have also worked at University of the West of Scotland and Royal Holloway, University of London. I research contemporary theatre and performance as it interconnects with other disciplines, such as cultural geography and politics. I have a particular interest in thinking about mobility and wildness with, and through, performance practice. This research has been published in journals including Cultural Geographies, Contemporary Theatre Review and GeoHumanities. My work has been translated into other languages and I have presented at a wide range of international events. I also co-convene Making Routes, a network and online resource for researchers and practitioners working with mobilities in contemporary performance. A collection of our essays is published by Triarchy Press (2021).
My theatre practice has usually been as a director, often working with the Scottish playwright-performer, Rob Drummond. A collection of our plays is published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama (2021). I worked with Rob for 20 years and our numerous productions include the multi award-winning Bullet Catch, which toured internationally from 2013-2015; and The Majority, which was presented at the Royal National Theatre in 2017, and in 2019 as a new version in Seoul, South Korea. I have also directed the work of playwrights such as Victoria Bianchi and Stuart Hepburn; and devised performance with companies including the Arches arts centre and Forest Fringe.
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