School of Theatre & Dance

Emma - 2019 TheatreUSF British International Theatre Production

Feb 23 and Feb 28 – March 2 at 7:30 
Feb 24, March 3 at 3:00
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TheatreUSF 2019 British International Theatre Production.  By Jane Austen, Adaptation by John Webber, Directed by Eduard Lewis (Antigone, 2017). 

Emma, by Jane Austen, is about the perils of misconstrued romance. Socialite Emma Woodhouse entertains herself by playing matchmaker for those around her. However, she overestimates her matchmaking abilities and underestimates the dangers of meddling in other people’s lives.  

In this new adaptation, college students deconstruct and engage lively debate over Emma's storyline - social mores and class conflicts come alive - as the characters from the novel play the scenes out on stage.  

Eduard Lewis, Director
Eduard was Trainee Director at the Royal Exchange in 2013 and trained on the MFA for Theatre Directing at Birkbeck University (2011-2013). He has been long listed for the Old Vic 12, the RTST Director’s Award and the Genesis Future Director’s Award.  

Dracula (UK Tour), Night at the Bombay Roxy (Dishoom Kensington), Antigone (BRIT Programme), A Tale of Two Cities (Darlington Civic Theatre), Maggie and Pierre (Finborough Theatre), Reap (Playwrought- Arcola), Caught (Pleasasance Theatre), A Tale of Two Cities (BRIT Programme), Bruntwood Prize Ceremony, Crap Dad Island (Royal Exchange Theatre), Daisy Cutter (Warwick Arts Centre Studio)

Associate/ Assistant Directing:
The Lorax (Old Vic) King John, Much Ado About Nothing, Holy Warriors (Shakespeare’s Globe) A Tale of Two Cities (Royal & Derngate), Talk Show (Royal Court), Brilliant Adventures, Cannibals, To Kill a Mockingbird, Orpheus Descending, Accrington Pals (Royal Exchange Theatre)

John Webber, adapter/playwright
John is a professional actor based in London, England and studied drama at the University of Wales and acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His acting career started with Young People’s Theatre companies working on new plays and devised pieces. He has worked in regional theatre all around the UK, at the Royal National Theatre, London and television credits include EastEnders and Doctor Foster for the BBC. His writing has been longlisted for the prestigious Bruntwood and Papatango Prizes and shortlisted for the BBC Writersroom. His play, Spiderfly, will be produced in London later in 2019.

Sara Green, Movement Director
Sara is a movement director and choreographer working across theatre, film and dance; recent work includes Richard Ayoade’s vignette for Radiohead, The Entertainer starring Toby Jones, and Anita & Me, a world premiere for the Birmingham Rep.

She has received choreography commissions for Beyond Boundaries Festival, Scala, Electrowerkz and Corsica Studios; with visual artist Shawn Soh for London Fashion Week and for Random Acts Channel 4.

Her work B U R N T | O U T recently premiered at The Place as part of Resolution 2019.

Sara trained at Laban and has taught movement at ALRA, Mountview, East 15 and Rose Bruford. She has just finished choreographing the latest music promo for C Duncan.

Credits include: TALKTALKTALK (C Duncan/Stink Films); Dracula (Touring Consortium), Got Gold (Tom Rosenthal/L&L Pictures), Night at the Bombay Roxy (Dishoom/Swamp Studios), The Whole World Tucked Away (Kit Monteith), WAR (Random Acts/Pretty Bird), Anita & Me (Birmingham Rep/ Touring Consortium/Theatre Royal Stratford East), Holding It Down (Columbia Records), Wild Party (Hope Theatre), Just About Somewhere (Columbia Records), Tinker Tailor (Radiohead/ Alcove), Cosmic Fear (New Diorama/Bedlam Theatre), The Entertainer (Alcove/Villager), The Window (Hope Theatre), Roberts|Wood (London Fashion Week), Then Silence (New Diorama Theatre/Tristan Bates Theatre)
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