Michael Pinchbeck is a writer and theatre-maker with 25 years of experience touring nationally and internationally. He co-founded Metro-Boulot-Dodo in 1997 after studying Theatre & Creative Writing at Lancaster University. In 2004, he began five-year live art project, The Long and Winding Road, which was shown at the ICA (London), Ikon (Birmingham) and The Bluecoat (Liverpool). He was commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse to write The White Album (2006), The Ashes (2011) and Bolero (2014) which toured Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo. He is currently working on The Berger & Mohr Trilogy: A Fortunate Man (2018), A Seventh Man (2020), Another Way of Telling (2022). He is Reader in Theatre at Manchester School of Art where he curates Bunker Talks. Recent publications include, Staging Loss: Performance as Commemoration and Acts of Dramaturgy: The Shakespeare Trilogy. He has an MA in Performance & Live Art from Nottingham Trent University and a PhD from Loughborough University. His ongoing research explores relationships between dramaturgy and practice-as research. He is interested in the intersections between composed theatre and orchestral theatre and 'staging scores', taking musical approaches to dramaturgy and dramaturgical approaches to music. His recent practice-as-research explores the notion of performance as commemoration and how theatre remembers.