Chris Goode

Chris Goode is a writer, director, performer and sound designer, who has been described as “one of the most exciting talents working in Britain today” (Guardian) and “an extremely highly regarded alternative theatre maker” (Time Out).

His work has included four Fringe First award- winning shows: Neutrino (with Unlimited Theatre: Soho Theatre, London, and international tour), his own solo debut Kiss of Life (Pleasance, Edinburgh; Drill Hall, London and Sydney Opera House) plus Chris Goode & Company productions Monkey Bars (Traverse Theatre, Unicorn Theatre and touring) and Men in the Cities (Royal Court and Traverse). In 2008 he won the inaugural Headlong/Gate New Directions Award for his production …Sisters at the Gate Theatre. More recently he was part of the international touring cast of Tim Crouch’s controversial and acclaimed play The Author, winner of the John Whiting Award and a Total Theatre Award for Innovation.

Other notable recent work has included: Longwave (house Recommission); STAND (Oxford Playhouse); The Forest & The Field (Ovalhouse); 9 (West Yorkshire Playhouse); GOD/HEAD (Ovalhouse and Theatre in the Mill); Open House (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Mayfest); The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley (BAC and UK tour); Keep Breathing (London Word Festival and Drum Theatre Plymouth); Mad Man (Drum Theatre, Plymouth), The Loss of All Things (as part of 66 Books at the Bush), a trilogy, Who You Are (Tate Modern), Where You Stand (Contact Theatre, Manchester) and Where We Meet (site-responsive, Edinburgh); Glass House (Royal Opera House Covent Garden); Landscape / Monologue (Ustinov, Bath); Hey Mathew (Theatre in the Mill, Bradford); King Pelican and Speed Death of the Radiant Child (Drum Theatre, Plymouth); Longwave (Lyric, Hammersmith).

Chris’ The History of Airports: Selected texts for performance 1995-2009 was published in 2009 by Ganzfeld. As a poet he has published three chapbooks with Barque Press, and he has recently edited Better Than Language: An Anthology of New Modernist Poetries for Ganzfeld.