JOHN RETALLACK

Guest Acting Tutor

JOHN RETALLACK

John was formerly Director of Oxford Stage Company (1989-1999) and also the founding Director of Actors Touring Company (1977-1985). From 2000-2010, he was the founding director of Company of Angels which produced new writing for young audiences. John is an Associate Artist at Bristol Old Vic, where he worked from 2010-2013. John has written twelve theatre plays including Wild Girl (2014), Truant (2013), Arlo (2010), Risk (2007), Virgins (2008), Ballroom (2004) and Hannah and Hanna (2001). His plays have been translated into several languages and are published by Oberon and Methuen. His works have been awarded a number of prizes including two coveted SWET awards, and he has toured and worked in many countries including Europe, India, Japan and America. He teaches playwriting for the Oxford University and for the Oxford Playhouse Playmaker Programme. He currently has writing commissions from UK Arts International and BBC Radio 4. John also runs his own playwriting course in Oxford: oxfordplaywriting.co.uk

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