Artistic Director 2007-Present
Steven co-founded HighTide Festival Theatre and is its Artistic Director and joint Chief Executive.
He was Literary Manager of Hull Truck Theatre 2006-07, and he graduated from Reading University in 2005 with a BA in Film & Theatre.
Direction for HighTide Festival Theatre:
Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Nuffield Theatre, HighTide Festival); Bottleneck by Luke Barnes (Soho Theatre, UK tour, Edinburgh Festival); Clockwork by Laura Poliakoff (HighTide Festival); Bethany by Laura Marks (HighTide Festival with the Public Theater); Incoming by Andrew Motion (House of Commons, Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, Latitude Festival, HighTide Festival); Dusk Rings A Bell by Stephen Belber (Watford Palace Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, HighTide Festival); Lidless by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (West End, Edinburgh Festival, HighTide Festival); Muhmah by Jesse Weaver (HighTide Festival), and The Pitch by Nick Payne (Latitude Festival).
Other Direction Includes:
Three Card Trick by Luke Barnes, James Harker, Joe Ward Munrow (Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse); The Afghan and the Penguin by Michael Hastings (BBC Radio 4); Freedom Trilogy by various (Hull Truck Theatre); Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet (Edinburgh Festival).
2012 and 2010 Fringe First Awards for Educating Ronnie and Lidless; two SOLT Stage One Bursaries for Lidless and Stovepipe; 2009 Whatsonstage Award nomination for Best Off-West End Production (Stovepipe); and Esquire’s Brilliant Brits 2009.