Artistic Director ~ Emily Reid
Emily is a theatre-maker and director, committed to devising quality theatre and creative learning projects which nurture a sense of curiosity, wonder and care for our natural world. She is particularly interested in the potential of theatre to motivate social and environmental change, the place of the arts and creativity within the school curriculum, and sustainable theatre design. She trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland gaining a BA in Contemporary Theatre Practice and worked as a devisor, performer, science communicator and drama facilitator in nurseries, schools and community settings before founding Eco Drama in 2007.
Producer – Nina Doherty
Nina joined Eco Drama in 2016, having trained at Queen Margaret University in Arts, Festival & Cultural Management. She previously co-founded Makeshift Broadcast, a theatre company with a strong environmental ethos, taking productions to the Edinburgh & Prague Fringe, Tron Theatre, Arches Live and Buzzcut Festival. She also worked for 4 years in fundraising for a large Scottish charity and had an FST producer placement with Birds of Paradise Theatre Company. She is interested in artistic work that inspires people to reconsider their relationship with the world in which they live and is excited to be working in the field of children’s theatre.
Schools Marketing Officer – Christine Cooper
Christine trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in music performance and studied Arts, Festival, and Cultural Management at Queen Margaret University. She has worked as Producer and Marketing Coordinator for Ensemble Thing, a Glasgow-based music ensemble, programming tours in Scotland and Europe to a variety of audiences, and has also worked on a freelance basis with Showroom theatre company and Red Note music ensemble and volunteers for the South Side Fringe Festival. Having delivered nursery and primary school workshops throughout Scotland, Christine is passionate about the positive role of creative learning within education.
Project Officer – Sara Marshall
Sara is a freelancer with a long working history with Eco Drama. She joined the team as Schools Coordinator in 2014 and has since taken on freelance roles of Project Manager and Project Officer. She graduated from Glasgow University in 2004 with an MA in Theatre Studies and English Literature. She has since worked for a variety of creative organisations such as A Moment’s Peace Theatre, Grinangog Theatre and Creative Therapies in producing, project managing, coordinating, marketing and company administration. Sara enjoys creative writing and is currently enrolled in a mentoring programme at Strathclyde University.
Alistair Edwards, Caroline Mathison, Ben Mali Macfadyen, Tanja Beer, Greg Sinclair, Marta Masiero, Mona Kastell, Katie Lambert, Deborah McArthur, Deborah Hahn, Peter Callaghan, Lauren Oakes, Eilidh MacAskill, Claire Halleran, Katrina Caldwell, Tom Hobbins, Sarah Bradley, Alan MacKenzie, Stewart Ennis, Rodney Matthew, Allan Dunn, Jodie Wilkinson, Kevin Wratten, Ashling Carroll, Laura MacDonald, Shona Miller, Martine McMenemy, Georgina Pearson, Sophie McCabe, Sarah Rankin, Dan Serridge, Beth Kovarik.
Eco Drama has developed a network of collaborators who share our passion for creating and delivering theatre and creative learning experiences for children and young people. These relationships are significant and the collaborative nature of our processes ensures the work originates from a place of shared ambition and understanding.
Board of Directors
- Christine McCandlish – retired Depute Head, Balornock Primary School
- Kirsty Platt – Scottish Enterprise
- Sarah Longfield – See, Think, Make
- 2 New Directors will be joining in spring 2020