Harry Ross, a multifaceted artist, producer, and opera librettist, boasts a global presence with his commissioned words resonating on prestigious stages worldwide, including the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, New National Theatre Tokyo, Staatstheater Augsburg, and Broadway's Miller Theater. Notably, he was the founding producer of Secret Cinema, orchestrating over 25 groundbreaking productions before bringing immersive art experiences to institutional clients. Collaborations with The National Trust, The National Archives, and Kensington and Chelsea Culture have fueled his mission to illuminate marginalized histories.
Under his company, O'Neill/Ross, Harry has masterminded interactive performance art and site-responsive endeavors for over a decade, with highlights like Surrealist Taxi and London's InTRANSIT festival. His academic journey includes autoethnographic Masters research on decolonization and Scottish Highland Warrior hagiography at Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Public Health from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and is currently a scholar at Edinburgh Napier's Centre for Military Research, Education, and Public Engagement. Here, he explores the transformative power of art in bridging the military-civilian gap.
Presently, as the Creative Director of Army at the Fringe, Harry collaborates with The British Army in Scotland, curating and producing theater and art experiences. He also contributes his expertise as a Trustee for Moray Art Centre in Findhorn, advising on their Art in Nature Creative Wellbeing Program. Recognized as a Fellow by the Royal Society of Arts and The Royal Society for Public Health, Harry serves as a visiting lecturer in Drama at the University of the Highlands and Islands and Fine Art at Moray School of Art. Additionally, he is a member of The City of Edinburgh's Independent Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review Implementation Group.