Phil Smith is a performance-maker, performer, writer and academic researcher, specialising in themes around walking, site-specificity, mythogeographies and counter-tourism. He is a core member of site-based arts collective Wrights & Sites, who have just published ‘The Architect-Walker’ (2018). He is the company dramaturg of TNT Theatre (Munich) and the author or co-author of over 130 plays. ‘The MK Myth’ is his second novel. Phil is presently developing a ‘common dance for threatened subjectivities’ with choreographer Melanie Kloetzel (Calgary University) and working with ornithologist Tony Whitehead on a novel about angels in South Devon called ‘Bonelines’. Phil’s publications include ‘Making Site-Specific Theatre and Performance’ (forthcoming), ‘Rethinking Mythogeography in Northfield, Minnesota’ (2018), ‘Anywhere’ (2017), ‘A Footbook of Zombie Walking’ and ‘Walking’s New Movement’ (2015), ‘On Walking’ and ‘Enchanted Things’ (2014), ‘Counter-Tourism: The Handbook’ (2012) and ‘Mythogeography’ (2010). He is an Associate Professor (Reader) at Plymouth University.
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