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Louis Emmitt-Stern

Director Playwright

I am a British-Gibraltarian director, playwright, and theatre maker based in London. My work often engages with new-writing, contemporary British and European drama, and adaptations of folk and fairy tale. As both a director and writer I am enticed by notions of theatrical voyeurism, myths, magic, and the gothic, ideas around connection and interconnectedness, and challenging formal explorations of temporality and time.

I also spent several years leading and facilitating workshops as a senior outreach ambassador within a higher education context. I remain passionate about working with young people from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds, both in theatre and in education.


WRITER, Breeding, Watford Palace Theatre, 1 night, 2021.
DIRECTOR, Bull, Guildford School of Acting, 1 week, 2021.
DIRECTOR & WRITER, Hansel & Gretel, Ivy Arts Centre Guildford, R&D Lab, 2020.
DIRECTOR, Lungs, John Mackintosh Theatre Gibraltar, 1 week, 2020.
WRITER, Breeding, Southwark Playhouse / Zoom, 1 night, 2020.
DIRECTOR & WRITER, All The Blue Areas, Ivy Arts Centre Guildford, 2019.
WRITER, Laura, The Pleasance Islington, 3 nights, 2018.
DIRECTOR & WRITER, All The Blue Areas, GADA Studios Gibraltar, 2018.


Soho Writers Alumni Group, 2021-2022.
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media, 2021-2023.
Soho Theatre Writers Lab, 2020-21.
Lyric Hammersmith Young Lyric Directors Course, 2020.
Guildford School of Acting, BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance.
NSDF Festival Company, 2020.
National Theatre Youth Playwrights Programme, 2018-19.




1-2 years

Art forms / Disciplines

  • Radio/Audio
  • Theatre / Live perfomance
  • TV - drama

What I do

  • Devising
  • Directing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Music - Singing
  • Physical Theatre / Mime
  • Teaching / Coaching
  • Theatre making
  • Video Design
  • Working with learning disabled adults / children
  • Working with young people
  • Working with young people with special educational needs
  • Writing

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