I am an Anglo/German Jewish theatre-maker: a director, teacher, scholar, writer and sometime actor.
Since 2006 I’ve taught at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, where I am Senior Lecturer in Acting and Course Leader of MA Acting (Classical), an actor training programme which I designed and developed.
After studying Ancient History and Theology at Durham and Oxford, I trained as a director with Sir Peter Hall at the National Theatre, with John Caird at the Caird Company, with David Lan and others at the Young Vic, and assisting Edward Hall in the West End. I subsequently trained as an actor at Drama Centre London under Reuven Adiv, John Beschizza, James Kemp and Liana Nyquist.
I’ve directed numerous productions, readings and workshops, and have taught at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Young Vic, LAMDA, Shakespeare Centre, FSU Theatre Academy London, UConn and Cambridge University. I have worked extensively internationally, in Israel, the US, Spain, Germany, Greece and New Zealand. I’ve also acted professionally, including in the multi award-winning independent film Control (dir. Anton Corbijn).
I live in London with my wife and daughter. I like to cook, read, run, strum, and go for long walks.