Wayne Steven Jackson

Wayne Steven Jackson is a Hullian, born and bred.

His father, Steve, is from Greatfield and his mother, Lorraine, is from Thorngumbald. His grandparents hailed from Gipsyville, Newington, Drypool, and North Hull Estate. He himself has lived in Ings Bridge, Burstwick, and Thorngumbald, before he moved away from the city in 2001. He is now a performance practitioner and lecturer, based in Manchester, and has been making theatre, both solo and with his company Escape Theatre, for the past twelve years. His work is always, in varying ways, influenced by his home city.

Wayne is currently a PhD candidate at London South Bank University, researching the relationship between performance and memory in relation to Hull and its soon-to-be status as a city of culture. Through observing, collecting, exploring, and performing the process of memory, he created a performance to coincide with the 2017 celebrations that researches, through practice, how staging autobiographical remembering can empower the renegotiation of a city's sense of place.

For more information on Wayne’s previous work, including reviews, photographs, and videos, explore his Performance Archive