Michael Pinchbeck is a Nottingham-based writer and theatre maker. He co-founded Metro-Boulot-Dodo in 1997 after studying Theatre and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He was commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse to write The White Album (2006), The Ashes (2011) and Bolero (2014), premiering at Nottingham Playhouse before touring Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo supported by the British Council. Michael's work has been selected three times for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase. He is currently touring three shows: The Man Who Flew into Space from his Apartment (2015), Concerto (2016) and Solo (2017). He has been commissioned by New Perspectives to write and direct a new piece inspired by John Berger and Jean Mohr's 1967 book, A Fortunate Man, to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
Michael has a Masters in Performance & Live Art from Nottingham Trent University and a PhD from Loughborough University exploring the role of the dramaturg. He has written articles and reviews for Metro, Contemporary Theatre Review, Dance Theatre Journal, Studies in Theatre and Performance and Performance Research. His work features in DIY: Do It Yourself and the forthcoming Routledge publication - The 21st Century Performance Reader. He has co-convened two academic conferences - Staging Loss: Performance as Commemoration (University of Lincoln) and Where From Here: 21 Years of Third Angel (Leeds Beckett University). He is co-editing a forthcoming volume for Palgrave Macmillan, Staging Loss: Performance as Commemoration, and editing The Trilogy: Acts of Dramaturgy for Intellect's Playtext Series.
Michael Pinchbeck is a Principal Lecturer (Professional Practice) in the School of Fine and Performing Arts and was appointed as an early career researcher in January 2013. He is joint programme leader of the newly revalidated MA Theatre. He is supervising PhDs in new writing and dramaturgy. He recently initiated the Inspiring Cities exchange project with York St. John University.
Michael is a Real Creative Futures Mentor for New Art Exchange in Nottingham. He is a resident artist at Primary (Nottingham). Hatch is a collective in residence at Embrace Arts in Leicester and a member of Live Art UK. Michael was selected as a Creative Ambassador for World Event Young Artists 2012. He was recently appointed as the External Examiner for MA Performance at Leeds Beckett University.