Senior Lecturer in Drama and Performance
Jon trained in theatre at Rose Bruford College and studied for an MA at the Laban Institute. He has worked as a guest lecturer at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and was a full-time member of academic staff at Drama Centre London, part of Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design.
He has worked at LSBU as a visiting tutor since 2009, however, in 2012 he took a position as part-time senior lecturer in Drama and Performance. Jon’s practice centres on Dirty Market Theatre, a theatre company he set up in 2007.
Jon’s research is practice-based and centres around his work with Dirty Market Theatre Company.
Dirty Market uses open, inventive approaches to make involving performances: group members sometimes swap roles, reflecting the creative ethos. Using bricolage to make new work, plays are often start-points for pieces and elements are incorporated that tradition would discard.
Dirty Market transforms spaces, usually making work in non-theatre buildings as well as in communities where theatre doesn’t normally take place.