Dramaturg, Writer and Cape Farewell Associate
Ruth Little is a theatre and dance dramaturg, a teacher and writer. She lectured in English literature at the University of Sydney, and was literary manager at Out of Joint, Soho Theatre, the Young Vic and the Royal Court.
Ruth is associate director at Cape Farewell, where she is curating and producing Sea Change, a 4-year programme of interdisciplinary research, sailing expeditions, events and exhibitions across the islands of Scotland. She joined Cape Farewell on the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition, the 2010 Svalbard Expedition, the Scottish Islands Expedition and the Northern Isles Expedition.
She is dramaturg with Akram Khan Company (Gnosis, Vertical Road, Desh, iTMOi, Dust (with ENB)), and has worked with Sadlers Wells, Spitalfields Festival, Barbican, National Theatre Connections, Fuel, Theatre Forum Dublin, Siobhan Davies Dance, Le Patin Libre. Recent projects include A Season in the Congo (Young Vic, 2013), The Full Monty (UK tour 2013-14), Kes (Sheffield Theatres, 2014), Shell Shock (La Monnaie/de Munt: Nicholas Lens, Nick Cave, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui). International Guest Artist, Banff Arts Centre Playwrights’ Colony 2014. Trustee, Cove Park. Winner of 2012 Kenneth Tynan Award for dramaturgy. Publications include The Young Vic Book (Methuen, 2004), The Royal Court Theatre Inside Out (Oberon, 2007), The Slow Art of Contemporary Expedition: Islandings (in Expedition, University of the Arts, 2012) and Art, Place, Climate: Situated Ethics (In Art and Ethics, Springer, 2014).