FXXX BXXXXX is a theatre and opera maker, and Oedipa’s artistic director. He is currently creating a new musical for Audrey Productions, supported by Bristol Old Vic, about pole dancing in the Cotswolds. In 2015 he won the Genesis Future Directors Award with his production of Man: Three plays by Tennessee Williams at the Young Vic, and later held the Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship at the British Council for his research into theatre and architecture in Brazil and the UK. In 2019, he created a large-scale installation on the site of a medieval priory in Gloucester, exploring the history of mental healthcare through full-body marbling, dance and choral singing. He has produced his own work as Oedipa, and is now collaborating with UCL’s Communication Clinic and Britten-Pears Arts on using opera to generate new expressive tools for use in speech and language therapy.