Ruth Little


Ruth Little is a dance and theatre 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 programme of interdisciplinary research, sailing expeditions, events and exhibitions across the islands of Scotland. She is Dramaturg with Akram Khan Company (Gnosis, Vertical Road, Desh, iTMOi, Dust (with English National Ballet), and has worked with Sadlers Wells, Spitalfields Festival, Barbican, National Theatre Connections, Fuel, Theatre Forum Dublin, Siobhan Davies Dance and Le Patin Libre.

Recent projects include: Kes (Dir. Jonathan Watkins: Sheffield Theatres, 2014) and Shell Shock (Dir. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: La Monnaie/de Munt, 2014). International Dramaturg, Banff Arts Centre Playwrights’ Colony 2014, 2015. Trustee: Cove Park, Eigg Box. 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), Art, Place, Climate: Situated Ethics (In Art and Ethics, Springer, 2014) and War in the Body (La Monnaie/de Munt, 2014).