Gemma is a freelance theatre director based in London. She trained on the MFA Theatre Directing at Birkbeck, and on the National Theatre Studio Directors Course. She is an Associate Artist of Omnibus Theatre, an Associate Director of Forward Theatre Project, and runs High Hearted Theatre with writer Marcelo Dos Santos.
Gemma’s expertise is in new writing, dramaturgy, contemporary text, and site-specific theatre.
Past productions include Spiked by Félicité du Jeu (Pleasance), Macbeth (Omnibus Theatre), Scarberia by Evan Placey (York Theatre Royal), Clothes Swap Theatre Party (Derby Theatre) and Airswimming by Charlotte Jones (Courtyard Theatre).
Productions with High Hearted include Lovers Walk (Brighton Fringe & Southwark Playhouse), Cheer Up, This Is Only The Beginning (Liverpool Playhouse), This Place Means (Greenwich + Docklands International Festival) and The End of History (in association with Soho Theatre).