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CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
SAM EDMUNDS

Sam is a Luton born artist, with a background in Devising and Contemporary Dance. He trained at East 15 Acting School on the BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre Course., where he was awarded the Sir John Gielgud Bursary and shortlisted for the BAFTA Scholarship. Sam is a freelance theatre director, writer, producer, lighting designer and previously worked as a senior Technician at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre for 15months.
 

His credits include, director/co-producer for 'The Nobodies' by Amy Guyler (Spazju Kreattiv Malta, Mercury Theatre, Vault Festival), director/playwright for ‘Testament’ – Winner of the EFDC Creativity Award (Three week run Hope Theatre 2019, Sold Out run at Incoming Festival – HOME Manchester, Tobacco Factory Bristol and The New Diorama London, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018), director of ‘The Dip’ by Eifion Ap Cadno (The Space Arts Centre 2019) and director for ‘Dreamland’ by Ella Donaldson (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, Springboard Festival 2018).
 

He was also the Lighting Designer for ‘Messiah’ By Jesse Briton (UK Tour 2019/2020), ‘If Mouth Could Speak’ – Winner of the EFDC Creativity Award 2019 By Timotei Cobeanu (East 15 Debut Festival 2019) and ‘The Dip’ By Eifion Ap Cadno (The Space Arts Centre 2019).
 

He is currently Producing the UK Tour of ‘I Lost My Virginity To Chopin’s Nocturne in B-Flat Minor’ By Sebastian Gardner – Winner of Theatre Weekly’s best debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. Sam has also been a visiting director at East 15 Acting School.
 

As a performer he has acted for multiple award-winning companies, winning awards such as the Brighton Fringe 'Outstanding Theatre Award 2015' and the 'NDT First Devised Award 2017'. He has performed in shows both at The Donmar Warehouse and The Royal Opera House, as well as directed at East 15 Acting School.

Graduate Emerging Company 2019/20

Associate Artists 2020

CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 
VIKESH GODHWANI

Vikesh Godhwani is a freelance theatre producer, director, writer and who graduated with an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from Kings College London. Vikesh won the title of Best Director at the MADC One Act Play Festival and Malta's International Theatre Festival, along with another six awards including Best Original Script and Best Production. Since moving to London, Vikesh has directed a scratch performance of one-man show Polyester Princess at Battersea Arts Centre and produced Cut the Bakwaas, an event showcasing South Asian artists at Rich Mix. He has a passion for groundbreaking theatre that plays with the audience’s expectations of what a theatrical performance is or should be. Vikesh worked as an assistant producer with multi-award winning China Plate during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 and beyond with his highlight being working on the autumn tour of Trying It On by David Edgar at Midlands Arts Centre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal Court. Vikesh most recently wrote, directed and produced a pantomime in the dark for Teatru Malta,  which ran to sold out audiences and received rave reviews. As a freelancer, Vikesh produced Mara at The Vault Festival and Testament by Chalk Line Theatre. Vikesh is currently a Stage One producer, is writing and directing a new Panto In the Dark for Spazju Kreattiv and is developing a Musical In the Dark with Teatru Malta.  

DESIGNER
BECCA WHITE

Becca is a London based theatre designer.
Coming from a background in fine art with a focus on textiles and sculpture, she joined Wimbledon College of Arts in 2015 to train as a theatre designer.
During her time there she has worked on speculative designs for classical plays as well as creating realised designs for contemporary writing, namely in collaboration with students from East 15 Acting School.

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www.beccawhitedesign.com

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Founded by Sam Edmunds and William Patrick Harrison

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Co-Artistic Directors - Sam Edmunds and Vikesh Godhwani
Designer - Becca White

Based in London/Luton.