Richard Shannon is a playwright, radio drama director and lecturer, working mainly in theatre and radio. He read English at New College, Oxford and studied theatre direction at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and teaches radio drama and documentary at Goldsmiths, University of London and playwriting at Warwick University. Richard is the Chair of the Myanmar Group at Goldsmiths. This group is working to create links with arts organisations and universities in Myanmar.