Max Stafford-Clark

Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Max co-founded Joint Stock Theatre Group in 1974 following his Artistic Directorship of The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. From 1979 to 1993 he was Artistic Director of The Royal Court Theatre. In 1993 he founded the touring company, Out of Joint. His work as a Director has overwhelmingly been with new writing, and he has commissioned and directed first productions by many leading writers, including Sue Townsend, Mark Ravenhill and Caryl Churchill. He has an honoury doctorate from Oxford Brookes University and Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Hertfordshire, Warwick and York.