Writer, theatre and fiction critic, researcher and academic in Theatre and China.
Mary started writing plays in 2001, training first at Soho Theatre and then at the Royal Court.
Her most recent play Magical Chairs has been staged at the Southwark Playhouse and at People's Theatre as part of the Beijing International Fringe Festival (2011)
Credits: Old Bags at the New Wimbledon Studio; Attempts on a Missing Chair (Old Red Lion, Camden People's theatre) Wrong Sleep (Cock Tavern Theatre; Etcettera Theatre).
She wrote plays for Hampstead Theatre (Generator project in 2004), Blue Elephant Theatre (Cavemen, 2005) and other small London based theatre companies.
She shares her writing career with an academic interest in literature, she holds a PhD in Chinese and Comparative Literature at SOAS, London on Gao Xingjian and Martin Crimp‟s plays and has lectured in Chinese Theatre and Films at SOAS. She is currently a Research Associate at SOAS and contributor to The Times Literary Supplement, Theatre Voice, What's on Stage and OneStopArts.
Owner and founder of Lumenis Theatre Company, emerging multicultural touring theatre company based in London. www.lumenistheatre.co.uk