Emma Sampson

Emma is a producer and director. She is currently the General Manager for Lightbox Theatre Company, Producer for Upstart Theatre Company and for the past 5 years has been a director for the Handlebards. In 2012 she co-founded Riff Raff Productions and has produced their new writing festivals Bits of Obits, Lost Soles and Nick Myles’ Mistaken. She has held producing roles at the Space and the Tristan Bates Theatre where she supported emerging artists and their new writing projects. In 2016 she produced Phone Home an international collaboration between Upstart (London), Pathos (Munich) and Highway (Athens). Her directing credits include Richard III and Hamlet (the Handlebards UK and International tours), Tartuffe (the Space) and Small Lives, Global Ties Scratch Night (Tamasha Theatre Company, Unicorn Theatre). Her work as an Associate Director includes Macbeth, Twelfth Night, A Comedy of Errors andRomeo & Juliet (the Handlebards) and A Doll’s House (Space Productions, The Arcola).