John Tiffany_photo by Tony Rinaldo
JohnTiffany
2010–2011
Radcliffe Institute Fellow
Independent Artist (United Kingdom)
Theater Performance
I Speak Therefore I Am

John Tiffany has been the associate director at the National Theatre of Scotland since its inception in 2006. The National Theatre of Scotland is a groundbreaking model for a national theater company in that it has no building of its own. Instead, it creates and tours work all over Scotland and internationally, often performing in unusual and challenging environments. Tiffany leads the artistic development team, responsible for commissioning and developing new projects for the company. His directing work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes The Bacchae, Be Near Me, Black Watch, The House of Bernarda Alba, and Peter Pan.

During his fellowship, Tiffany will embark on an investigation of how a person’s voice communicates their identity to the world. The project has two distinct aims: The first is to research, develop, analyze, and test the technique of using the voice in all its complexities and possibilities to manipulate and communicate to an audience. The second is to begin the creation of a new piece of theatre that will directly explore these ideas and techniques and how we employ them in our everyday lives.

Tiffany has won a clutch of awards in recent years—including Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Awards for Black Watch, Gagarin Way, and Perfect Days, Herald Angel Awards for Black Watch and The Straits, and a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award, a Laurence Olivier Award, and a South Bank Show Award, all for Black Watch. He earned a master’s in theater and classics from the University of Glasgow.

This information is accurate as of the fellowship year indicated for each fellow.