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Paul Harman started work as an actor in repertory theatres in 1963 and soon found his way to professional theatre for young audiences via the Coventry Belgrade Theatre in Education team. He was founder and Artistic Director of Merseyside Young People's Theatre in Liverpool 1978-89 and Artistic Director of Cleveland Theatre Company in Darlington 1994-2008. His productions for young audiences have toured to many countries and he has translated plays for young audiences from French and German. Currently Chair of TYA-UK Centre of ASSITEJ (the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People), and a member of the Executive Committee of ASSITEJ International from 2008-2011.