Artistic Directors

Philip Thorne
Philip is joint artistic director of Imploding Fictions. He currently concentrates on writing, with The Amelia Project as a main feature of his artistic work. Apart from productions directed with Imploding Fictions and OIT (Hamletmachine, Norway.Today, Flap and Fear, You are invited…) Philip has worked as assistant director in London at the National Theatre, Royal Court and Almeida Theatre working with directors such as Ramin Gray and James Macdonald. Philip occasionally translates of plays from German into English and has translated plays by Darja Stocker, Anne Rabe, Anja Hilling, Ewald Palmetshofer and others for the Arcola, Royal Court and Soho Theatre. Philip has taken part in two of the Royal Court’s international residencies and his translation of Nightblind has been published by Oberon Books. In 2011 Philip collaborated with Darren Lerigo on a new work, part theatre, part stand up comedy This is your government speaking which played at Studio 101 in Kingston.

Philip currently lives in Paris and divides his time between writing, directing, dramaturging, translating and practicing magic.

Philip can be contacted via pipthorne (a) or you can have a look at his website

Øystein Ulsberg Brager
Øystein is joint artistic director of Imploding Fictions, and works as a director, dramaturg and playwright. He currently works as a dramaturg at Unge Viken Teater, a regional theatre outside Oslo, running their young writer’s program.

Freelance directing credits include Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Teater Innlandet / Teater Grimsborken, The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen at SoFT, Frankenstein at Nordland Teater, Kinder K by Kristofer B. Grønskag (touring production, Norway), War stories by Amir Mirzai (touring production, Norway), Plass by Mette Karlsvik (Dramatikkens hus, Oslo), Sense (Nose) by Anja Hilling for Company of Angels (Southwark Playhouse, London) and New Norwegian Play Readings for ATC (Arcola Theatre, London). At the moment, he focuses a lot of his creative energy on Imploding Fiction’s award winning fiction podcast The Amelia Project.

Rights for Oystein’s plays are available via Songbird Publishing.

You can contact Oystein via oysteinbrager (a) or have a look at