Harper is an award winning theatre maker notable for creating highly visual and immersive works on stage. His recent project for Shakespeare's Globe was awarded best in class in the Interactive Media Council annual Awards.
Harper holds a first class honours degree in Theatre from Dartington and has pursued postgraduate research on Interactive and Immersive Performance. He recently worked on Bert and Dickie, a TV period drama with the BBC. He is a regular theatre critic for a variety of papers and journals, specialising in contemporary theatre and new writing and his directing credits include the West End show Scandalous (2012).
A key player in digital theatre, he has spoken at the Shakespeare Theatre Association conference, the Festival of Education (co-authored with The Times) and has contributed to or authored major features in industry journals. Blending a knowledge of theatre and digital he recently directed six interactive digital films for Shakespeare's Globe.
Passionate about championing emerging artists, Harper founded the networking event Interface, in order to help stimulate digital growth and connections within the creative industries. In 2013 Harper has worked with National Theatre, Barbican Centre, Unicorn Theatre, Rambert Dance Company, V&A, Tate, Imperial War Museums, Penguin Books, Royal Albert Hall, The Times and TES.
Harper is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain, the IT 4 Arts panel and The Institute for Learning. In 2012 Harper was made 21st Century Leadership Fellow with Battersea Arts Centre, in conjunction with The Sage Gateshead and Watershed, Bristol. This fellowship is an elite ACE funded opportunity to explore leadership in the cultural sector. He is a recent recipient of an Interactive Media Council award (Non-profit, Best in Class)
His new work, Muse of Fire, is an immersive performance for 5 – 12 year olds and their families.
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