Ruth Little is a writer, dramaturg and Associate Director at Cape Farewell. Formerly, she lectured in English literature at the University of Sydney and was literary manager at the Royal Court Theatre. Ruth has developed a philosophy and methodology of ‘metabolic’ dramaturgy: the dramaturgy of non-linear living systems, which considers the biological, cognitive and social realms in the creation and interpretation of performance works, and attends to patterns, processes and emergent moments in dramatic structure and human experience.