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Bishop May Down (they/them)

is an Arizona-raised, Glasgow-based writer, performer, and theatre maker.

Their performance work is engaged with a queer and post-human perspective, and seeks the theatrical, absurd, immersive and extraordinary, coupled with a writing practice which investigates phonology, rhythm, and memory through


While much of their work is based in the body as site and as medium, Bishop often questions the inherence of the human body to live performance by approaching technology as a

performative subject.

They are interested in the materiality, personality, and creative agency of software and hardware systems, and their recent work

Conversations with Eve was written collaboratively with artificial intelligence.

Bishop is also an experienced facilitator and playworker.

Their experience as a childcare practitioner and within community arts contexts informs their rights-based approach to facilitation for all ages. Bishop is currently developing their practice to make future work with and for children and young people.

Jassy Earl

Bishop graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Performance Practice from the

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where they were the founder and chair of the RCS Trans Student Association

and the recipient of the Mary Stuart Prize for Public Speaking.

They have worked with Imaginate, Tramway, Platform, Scottish Youth Theatre, and Tenterhooks.


They are currently supported by the Federation of Scottish Theatre Bursary to work alongside Lou Brodie on Imaginate's Creative Encounters project, and they assist Eoin McKenzie at Platform's Monday Night Drama alongside their own making practice.


CV available to download below.

Image by Julia Bauer

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