Zoë Svendsen

Zoë Svendsen is a director, dramaturg and researcher. Director of METIS www.metisarts.co.uk, Zoë creates research-led interdisciplinary performance projects exploring contemporary political subjects, including: World Factory (New Wolsey Theatre/ Young Vic; www.world-factory.co.uk), 3rd Ring Out (www.3rdringout.com /TippingPoint Commission Award), an adaptation of Brecht’s short story, Four Men and a Poker Game (Northern Stage; The Tron), and Difference Engine (Dance Umbrella; The Gate, London). As dramaturg Zoë collaborates on contemporary productions of classic texts, including Miss Julie (Aarhus Theatre), Arden of Faversham (Royal Shakespeare Company), Edward II (National Theatre), Measure for Measure and The Changeling (both Young Vic). Zoë lectures in Drama and Performance at the University of Cambridge, and is currently affiliated artist at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, and is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck’s Centre for Contemporary Theatre.