James Thompson is Professor of Applied and Social Theatre at the University of Manchester, where he is also Director of the
In Place of War project and a Director of the Centre for Applied Theatre Research. He has run applied theatre projects in
Brazil, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is author
of Drama Workshops for Anger Management and Offending Behaviour (1999), Digging Up Stories: Applied Theatre, Performance
and War (2005), Performance Affects: Applied Theatre and the End of Effect (2009) and, with Jenny Hughes and Michael
Balfour, Performance In Place of War (2009).