James Thompson is professor of applied and social theater at the University of Manchester and director of the Centre for Applied Theater Research. He is the author of Digging Up Stories, among other books. Jenny Hughes is a lecturer in Applied Theater at the University of Manchester and director of the Centre for Applied Theater Research. Michael Balfour is professor of applied theater at Griffith University in Australia. His books include Theater and War: Performance in Extremis 1933–1945 and The Use of Drama in the Rehabilitation of Violent Male Offenders.