Michael Pinchbeck is a writer, live artist and theatre-maker with over 20 years of experience touring nationally and internationally. He co-founded Metro-Boulot-Dodo in 1997 after studying Theatre and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. In 2004, he began five-year live art project, The Long and Winding Road (2004-09), which was shown at the ICA (London), Ikon (Birmingham) and The Bluecoat (Liverpool). He was commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse to write two new plays: The White Album (2006) and The Ashes (2011) and write and direct Bolero which toured Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo. He was commissioned by New Perspectives to write and direct A Fortunate Man (2018) which toured to Edinburgh Fringe, Singapore Fringe and Theaterszene Europa, Cologne. His work has been selected for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase four times. He is Reader in Theatre at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University where he curates Bunker Talks. Recent publications include, Staging Loss: Performance as Commemoration for Palgrave Macmillan and Acts of Dramaturgy: The Shakespeare Trilogy for Intellect. He has an MA in Performance & Live Art from Nottingham Trent University and a PhD from Loughborough University.