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Richard Shannon is currently writing a screen play on the crisis in Syria for Silver Pearl Productions and has just finished work as the dramaturg on Shh..Bang for Peut-etre theatre company (click here for images) In November 2014, he directed Walaa by Ahmed Masoud at St.Martin's-in-the-Fields, a new play about the Syrian civil war (click here for the flier). Richard also teaches playwriting at Warwick University and radio drama and documentary at Goldsmiths, University of London. At Goldsmiths, he is Chair of the Myanmar Group. This committee is working to create practical educational links with arts organisations and universities in Myanmar.
Richard lectures at Goldsmiths College in Radio Drama and Documentary and Musical Theatre production. He is also teaching playwriting at Warwick University. He is working with Dr Silvija Jestrovic on a research project - Warwick Playwriting. The project comprises workshops and seminars throughout the year, focussing on key dramaturgical problems in playwriting. A number of key playwrights will be invited to speak at Warwick and the documentation that arises out of the work will form the basis for a book.
Richard is leading a group of academics at Goldsmiths, exploring how the college can collaborate with higher education institutions in Burma. This follows Aung San Suu Kyi's request for more concrete links between British and Burmese universities.