Steve Gilroy is a published and award winning writer and director who produces work on both national and international stages. Steve’s work has attracted critical acclaim and awards including a Fringe First, The Stage Best Ensemble Award and The Spirit of the Fringe Award at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe for his verbatim play Motherland. His most recent documentary theatre projects as writer/director include Facts on the Ground, a play based on interviews conducted with Palestinian Olive Farmers and another work in development which focuses on the journeys of athletes training to compete in the 2012 Olympics. As a director Steve’s primary focus is on working closely with writers in the development of new plays. In his role as associate director at Live Theatre, Steve has worked alongside a number of emerging playwrights, most recently working with the Royal Shakespeare Company directing a new play by Ali Muriel. Prior to taking up his current joint post as senior lecturer at Northumbria University and associate director at Live Theatre (Newcastle upon Tyne), Steve spent four years as a director with the Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme, working with some of our most prominent contemporary playwrights.