About the author

Originally from London, I grew up in France, and have been teaching contemporary British theatre at Konan Women’s University in Kobe since 2012. Prior to that, I was the Clive Barker research fellow at Rose Bruford College of theatre and performance from 2009 to 2011, and a visiting lecturer at NYU (London Branch) during the same period.

I completed an undergraduate degree in theatre and performance studies at Royal Holloway University of London in 2001. I participated in the Japan Teaching Exchange Program from 2001 to 2003 in Yokohama.

I was the recipient of a Japanese government postgraduate scholarship at the University of Tokyo from 2003-2005, which enabled me to begin studying contemporary Japanese theatre. I completed an MA degree in Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2007.

I have published essays on a range of contemporary performance topics, from documentary and immersive theatre in the UK, to site-specific and physical theatre in Japan. I am also a proponent of theatre in education, using theatre techniques towards second language acquisition.

I am a frequent contributor to the Japan Times stage sections, and I have co-translated plays for contemporary performing arts festivals and professional theatres in Japan, including works by Matsubara Shuntaro,  Tadasu TakamineJuro Kara and Kumiko Ueda.