Ecological thinking for me is about placing human action in a much wider frame of event and life – non-human, creaturely, geographic, social and historical. It’s about connecting things, re-framing things, daring to imagine and voice non-human experience, dethroning the protagonist and recognising the many determining forces working on us – and learning to animate and engage with place. Many of my plays – and shows – foreground place, in either a hyper-naturalist or lyrical way; and try and locate the often rather elusive questions of the climate and extinction crisis in closely observed human behaviour and predicaments. I can see that approach at work in Shakespeare, Annie Baker, Chekhov, August Wilson, Lorraine Hansberry, Werner Herzog, Debra Granik, Nuri Ceylan Bilge – to name but a few; wherever writers and artists tell stories of figures in a landscape. Of late film has been more likely to do that than theatre.