Eco Drama Company

Artistic Director ~ Emily Reid


Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 22.18.40 Emily is a theatre-maker and director, committed to devising quality theatre and creative learning projects which encourage greater awareness, respect and wonder for our natural world. She is particularly interested in the potential of theatre to motivate behaviour change, the place of the arts and creativity within the school curriculum, community engagement and sustainable theatre design. She trained at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama 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


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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. 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 Coordinator – Julie Aitken


Julie joined Eco Drama in 2016 and has worked with the company in a variety of roles since then. She is a musician and arts administrator and has managed projects and initiatives for Whale Arts Agency, Corra Foundation, Creative Carbon Scotland, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and The University of Edinburgh. In 2018, she designed and delivered Tap to the App for Music in Hospitals and Care Scotland with the project being a finalist in BT’s Tech4Good Awards. She also produced To St Kilda and Back – a music and arts environmental project with support from Scottish Natural Heritage

Project Officer – Sara Marshall

eco drama groupSara 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, co-ordinating, marketing and company administration. Sara enjoys creative writing and is currently enrolled in a mentoring programme at Strathclyde University.

Collaborating Artists

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 22.25.00 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.

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

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  • Steve Green – Environmental & Theatre Consultant/Charcoal Blue
  • Christine McCandlish – retired Depute Head, Balornock Primary School
  • Kirsty Platt – Scottish Enterprise
  • Sarah Longfield – See, Think, Make (previous Artistic Director of Toonspeak)