MEET THE TEAM
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.
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.
Sam has also been a visiting director at East 15 Acting School and a workshop facilitator for The Young Vic, NGYT, COMMON and The Pleasance Futures Trust.
Co-Artistic Director - Vikesh Godhwani
Vikesh Godhwani is a freelance theatre producer, director and writer who graduated with an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from King’s College London.
Vikesh worked as an assistant producer with the multi-award-winning China Plate during their 2018 Fringe run and beyond, the highlight being the autumn tour of Trying It On by David Edgar (Midlands Arts Centre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal Court). Other producing credits include Mara by The New Victorians (The Vault Festival), Testament by Chalk Line Theatre (The Hope Theatre, Tobacco Factory, New Diorama and Home) and She Sells Sea Shells by Scandal and Gallows Theatre (Edinburgh Fringe).
Vikesh is currently a Stage One producer and recently worked with The Thelmas (associate producer) on Santi & Naz at this year’s Vaults Festival. Vikesh is the co-writer and co-director of the Panto in the Dark series in Malta (Winner of the Innovation Award at Malta Arts Award 2020) having collaborated with Teatru Malta, Esplora and Spazju Kreattiv on these multisensory hits in the dark.
He most recently co- directed The Nobodies at this year’s Vault Festival and is currently developing a new musical for visually impaired audiences with Teatru Malta.
Vikesh is also a workshop facilitator having previously worked for NGYT, COMMON and The Pleasance Futures Trust.
Associate Designer - Becca White
Becca White 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.
Since Graduating Becca has been the lead Designer of East 15 Acting School’s Debut Festival for both 2018 and 2019, creating and delivering designs for 12 devised projects. She was also been the lead designer for The MFA Theatre Directing Festival at East 15 Acting School in 2019, delivering three shows ‘Revive’, ‘Woman of Flowers’ and ‘My Sister In This House’.
As a Freelance Designer her credits include ‘The Nobodies’ (Spazju Kreattiv Malta, Mercury Theatre, Vault Festival), ‘A Great Big Sigh’ (The Hen and Chickens Theatre, The Hope Theatre), ‘Testament’ (The Hope Theatre, Incoming Festival) and ‘6 Characters In Search of an Author’ (Tristan Bates).
Becca has also worked as a Design Assistant to Rebecca Brewer and Daisy Blower on shows such as ‘The Grinning Man’ (Trafalgar Studios) and ‘Bat Out of Hell’ (London Coliseum).