My research interests centre on performance practice, especially directing, acting (and how these are brought together through rehearsal), devising and performer training. My recent research has focussed on Odin Teatret and now especially concerns contemporary directing and performance-making practices.
I am currently preparing a monograph on contemporary directing, as well as book chapters on directors' practice for edited collections.
My ongoing practice as research activities include The Igloo Project with The Bone Ensemble, which has three performance outcomes exploring how theatre can engage with climate change. This work has been funded by Arts Council England and the University of Birmingham. Other recent work includes Caravania!, an intimate, participatory performance for family audiences of up to six people at a time, which has toured extensively, including to the National Theatre. Our next interdiscliplinary project is Igloo, a performance-installation exploring climate change, sustainability and aspects of Inuit culture.