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Anna Furse is an award-winning director and writer. She has created over 50 performance works internationally – devised, text-based and multi-media. Artistic Directorships include bloodgroup in the 1980’s and Paines Plough in the 1990’s for whom she developed international co-productions and site-based works. In 2003 she founded Athletes of the Heart launching with Yerma’s Eggs (Riverside Studios / Explore@Bristol). Other recent productions include: Ultraviolet (DooCot), Kaspar – Speech Torture (Cankarjev Dom, Slovenia), The Peach Child (The Little Angel Theatre / Japan Festival). Her play Augustine (Big Hysteria) has been produced in the UK, Denmark, The Czech Republic, Canada and the USA. Gorgeous toured the UK and Malaysia with Theatre Centre and was produced by the New Conservatory Theater, San Francisco in 2003. She is Visiting Professor at Princeton University, USA and Lecturer at Goldsmiths College where she runs the MA in Performance.