Simon Startin



Simon has been a freelance disabled theatre maker for 28 years, as a performer, director, writer, dramaturg and producer. As a writer he is on his 19th professional commission, five of which were Time Out Critics Choice. He is an associate artist of London Bubble, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Graeae. As an actor he has appeared in 29 professional productions most recently at the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Arcola and Birmingham Rep, as well as TV roles on BBC, Channel 4 and Paramount. He has directed at the Young Vic, RSC and Ramps on the Moon, and his 2015 production of “Cinema” for Zendeh was awarded British Theatre Guide’s Best Small Scale touring production.

He is currently worked with sociologist Dr Alison Wilde on an examination of the casting process from a social model of disability perspective, partnering with the National Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, Theatre Royal Stratford East and the New Wolsey.

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