Chris Cooper has worked in TiE (Theatre in Education) in the UK since 1988 and was the Artistic Director of Big Brum TiE (1999–2015). Since 2009 he has been working with Drama Rainbow Education, Beijing, and founded an NGO, Jian Xue, with partners in 2017. He works all over Europe on theatre projects, training, lecturing and holding work-shops. He has written extensively about theatre and drama in a variety of books and journals. He is now the author of 46 plays.