Jamie Harper

Academic profile

Dr Jamie Harper

Lecturer in Drama
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Jamie's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 11: SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGoal 13: SDG 13 - Climate ActionGoal 15: SDG 15 - Life on LandGoal 16: SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsGoal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Jamie

Jamie Harper is a UK-based theatre director, play designer and performance researcher. He studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield and trained on the Directors’ Course at LAMDA. He is a previous winner of the JMK Directors’ Award and the National Theatre Cohen Bursary for which he was Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. His theatre credits include The Return of Colmcille for Derry’s UK City of Culture Festival; Invasion for Tooting Arts Club (Time Out Critics' Choice); Our Town at the Rose Theatre, Kingston; Beyond the Pale at Southwark Playhouse; A Real Humane Person Who Cares and All That at the Arcola; Invisible Storms at the Cock Tavern (Time Out Critics' Choice); The Six-Days World at The Finborough; The Things Good Men Do at the Lyric Hammersmith and A Lie of the Mind at BAC.

In 2013, he received a Winston Churchill Trust Travelling Fellowship to research the intersection of game design and drama at University of Miami. Following this project, he has focused on creating participatory performance works that incorporate play. Most recently he has focused on play projects related to ecological themes, including The Food Telescope (with Aslaug Ullerud) for the Oslo Architecture Triennale and Green Gold, a board-game commissioned by Fern, a Brussels-based pressure group advocating for forest restoration. He is an active member of the Nordic Larp (live action role-play) community and has presented larp works at festivals including Grenselandet in Oslo, Blackbox CPH in Copenhagen and Minsk Larp Festival in Belarus. He recently completed a practice-led PhD in participatory performance at Newcastle University.


Jamie teaches a wide range of practical and theoretical approaches to drama, theatre and performance

Contact Jamie

+44 1752 585109