Say hello to the wonderful team behind The Greenhouse! All of these lovely people have been essential to the process of making The Greenhouse happen, and we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the project. Just drop us an email at [firstname]@thegreenhousetheatre.com!
Oli Savage (he/him): Artistic Director
Oli is an emerging director with a passion for social activism. He believes that theatre has a crucial ability to help people connect with issues that often seem too big to fathom on an emotional level. Oli was one of the founders of BoxedIn theatre, and has been its Artistic Director for the last three years, leading on all their touring projects. When he’s not directing, he likes being outside, reading, and discussing the finer points of urban transit.
Emily Hepher (she/her): Executive Director
Emily is a young producer and stage manager. She is interested in the mechanics of theatre-making – every step from the initial concept to opening night. Some of her favourite projects she’s worked on in the past are performance-based pop-ups and festivals, which makes The Greenhouse something familiar and exciting. What is most important to her is taking care of the BoxedIn family and fostering a supportive environment for everyone to achieve their creative goals
Sarah Chamberlain (she/her): Head of Production and Access
Sarah is a producer and actress who has developed a drive for making theatre open and exciting to all. She believes that theatre is often considered a closed off art form and she wants to show people that this isn’t always true — she enjoys working on projects that challenge her and the audience. She has produced theatre for the past four years, including taking works to the Edinburgh Fringe, BoxedIn’s inaugural production ’Romeo and Juliet’ and the company’s first tour, ’WOOD’.
Lucy Reis (she/her): Head of Design and Build
Lucy, a recent graduate from St Andrews University, is a set and production designer always looking for ways to experiment with the boundaries of design and how to engage with the spaces of theatre. After leaving art school she found that set design was the perfect way to channel creativity in an academic environment. Lucy is currently working in London on short films and theatre projects and when she has the time she enjoys painting. Niche interests include wild swimming and the shipping forecast.
Lara Tillotson (she/her): Graphic Designer
See that image over there? How about up there? Down there? It was all designed by our in house graphic designer, Lara Tillotson. Lara got her start designing in her first year of university when she was asked by a friend to design a poster for a student theatre production. Since that fateful play, she has designed images and marketing material for a wide variety of clients including theatre productions, music festivals, businesses, individuals, and much more. Ask for her portfolio sometime!
Cate Hanlon (she/her): Head of Education and Outreach
Cate studies management and comparative literature at the University of St Andrews. As her confusing degree combination may suggest, she has an equal appreciation for theatre and a good list. Cate has produced nine shows over the past three years and is currently serving as the vice president of the university’s performing arts fund. She’s been trying to convince her father of climate change for about six years.
Holly Cowley (she/her): Deputy Head of Education and Outreach
Holly is currently working towards a degree in Writing, Directing and Performance at the University of York. She is extremely interested in the way that theatre can be utilised as an accessible, safe and practical medium for education both inside and outside of schools. She’s tried her hand at acting, directing, marketing, but her true passions lie in studying the dramaturgy of plays and performance, ensuring meaningful relationships between directors and actors and, in turn, actors and spectators. She’s an avid reader – Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is her reigning favourite.
Ben Clark (he/him): Head of Marketing
Ben currently studies Economics at the University of St Andrews in a joint degree scheme with the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Contrary to the stuffy subject, he has a true passion for connecting with people and helping them communicate what truly excites them. A veteran of The Greenhouse, Ben is thrilled to continue work on bringing sustainable theatre across the UK and hopefully across the world.
Bryn Richards (he/him): Deputy Head of Marketing
Bryn Richards is a theatre student at the University Of York. He’s in charge of the social media for The Greenhouse 2020, and helps to make sure the project reaches as many people as possible. He’s really excited about running a zero-waste marketing campaign – the environment is something he’s deeply passionate about, so he loves the opportunity to combine that passion with his work. Any time you see a post on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – it’s him! Feel free to shoot us a comment and he’ll be sure to respond.