Born in England – father is Polish, mother is English.
Grew up in England, Africa and Australia.
Came to New Zealand in 1981 to teach Theatre Studies at Otago University, and became an Associate Professor. Have published many articles and book reviews, and three books:
Playlunch, Allen Hall: 100 Years/100+Voices and Floating Islanders: Pasifika Theatre in Aotearoa.
Run the database Theatre Aotearoa, which collects information about all theatre performances in NZ from the 1840s to the present. Check it out at http://tadb.otago.ac.nz