Alan has been working in outdoor arts and indoor theatre for 25 years as a producer, director, teacher, performer, musician and musical director. He has been responsible for the development of teaching practice in outdoor arts in Porto (European Capital of Culture 2001) and Liverpool (through Hope Street LTD). He has designed and programmed street theatre festivals in Porto, Liverpool and Glasgow. He is also a director of indoor and outdoor physical theatre, and has devised directed multiple performances that have enjoyed international touring success.
Alan is currently Director of Surge, an organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of outdoor arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. In this role, along with the rest of the Surge staff, he is responsible for developing and delivering professional development, masterclasses, residency and education and outreach programmes across Scotland. Surge also programmes and delivers Surge Festival, Scotland’s only physical performance festival that takes place each July in Glasgow.http://www.surge.scot/