Professor James Thompson
"Prisons generally fail if punishment is their only policy."
James Thompson is Professor of Applied and Social Theatre and Associate Vice President for Social Responsibility at the University of Manchester. He is Director of In Place of War - a project researching and developing arts programmes in war and disaster zones. He has run theatre projects in the UK, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Kosovo, DR Congo, Rwanda and Sri Lanka. He has written widely on the field of ‘applied theatre’ and is author of Drama Workshops for Anger Management and Offending Behaviour (1999), Applied Theatre (2003), Digging Up Stories (2005), Performance Affects (2009), Humanitarian Performance (2014) and with Jenny Hughes and Michael Balfour, Performance In Place of War (2009).