Emily is a Theatre Director and Dramaturg, originally from the North East. Emily predominantly works in new writing and makes cheeky, adventurous work centred around community, hope and class politics.
She is currently Resident Director on the UK Tour of SIX: The Musical, and was previously Laboratory Associate Directior at Nuffield Southampton Theatres.
Previous work includes: Fledglings (Nuffield Southampton Theatres); Alcatraz (VAULT Festival); Cheer Up Slug (The North Wall); ITCH (The North Wall, Roundhouse, Green Man Festival) and Border Control (Theatre 503, Norwich Arts Centre, Roundhouse).
Emily is also a script reader for the Bruntwood Prize, teaches at Identity School of Acting and was a member of the Mayor of London’s Creative Freelancers: Shaping London’s Recovery Task Force in 2021.
Taiwo Ava Oyebola is an interdisciplinary artist based in London working across theatre, literature and arts & heritage. Centring the voices of historically overlooked communities is the thread that runs throughout her creative practice. She is currently the Producing Assistant at the Yard Theatre and the Trainee Assistant Director for Stratford East’s Young Company 22/23.
Olivia Munk is a theatre director originally from Queens, NYC.
She is Artistic Director of Part of the Main Productions, a theatre company whose work is political, provocative and accessible. Recent productions include The Tinker and Bloody Mary: Live! at VAULT Festival 2023.
Forthcoming work includes Associate Director on Ride, a new musical, at Leicester Curve and Southwark Playhouse, and a work-in-progress of her playwriting debut, Acorn, at Omnibus Theatre’s Engine Room. Olivia is a co-curator and producer of The Miniaturists, London’s longest-running short play night.
Dale Edwards is an early-career director. He has previously worked as an assistant director at The Royal Exchange and Bolton Octagon. He was shortlisted for the JMK Award 2022 with the play Hang by debbie tucker green. Current work includes an ACE DYCP project and a commission for Dukes Lancaster Blast Festival.