'I knew things could be better in theatre. I wanted to stop moaning and actually do something about it.'

Phelim has been directing and performing since 1984. He is co-founder and co-artistic director of Improbable, and has directed plays and operas in Britain, Germany, Spain, the United States, and Australia.

Since 2005 Improbable have been running Open Space events under the banner of Devoted and Disgruntled. 

The Devoted and Disgruntled events and the community that has developed around them involve people taking responsibility for making better theatre and making theatre better.

D&D has become a way to engage with the stuff in the wider theatre world people only knew how to complain about before.