Emily Louizou

Emily Louizou

Theatre Director

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

I was born and raised in Athens, Greece and moved to London in August 2013 to study English Literature at UCL. Over the past eight years I have been actively involved in theatre companies by directing, writing, acting, and producing plays.

In 2014 I was chosen to direct Euripides’ Bacchae for UCL’s annual Classics Play, which was selected by the National Student Drama Festival 2015, followed by a tour in Greece, as well as an invitation to give two special performances at the British Museum.

In April 2015 I founded a theatre collective under the name Collide, bringing together a group of emerging artists, ranging from set designers to filmmakers! I am very passionate about producing edgy new work with people who share the same need for bold theatre. 

I have just finished directing Tejas Verdes - a spanish play by Fermìn Cabal - which tells the story of the 3000 disappeared people during Pinochet's regime in Chile. For this brilliant piece of collective memory we created a site-specific promenade performance at Tanner Street's Warehouse in April 2017 with Collide Theatre, and consequently after an invitation we transferred a new version of the play at The Women And War Festival in Streatham Hill's abandonned theatre in July. 

I believe that directing is discovering, and that making theatre is about discovering the nature of the imprint a text or a productions has on us.
What I see in a play is primarily a freedom to explore, a chance to understand and evolve as human beings.
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I am currently training on the MFA Theatre Directing course at Birkbeck, University of London during which I also got actor's training at Drama Centre. For 2017-2018 I will be the Resident Assistant Director at HOME in Manchester!

In the meantime, I am always open to new ideas, suggestions and collaborations. Do get in touch!

Work History

Resident Assistant Director - HOME, Manchester

Aug 2017 - Present

Tejas Verdes at Women And War Festival - The So and So Arts Club / Streatham Hill's Old Theatre

May 2017 - Jul 2017

Tejas Verdes - Tanner Street Warehouse (Ugly Duck)

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017

4.48 Psychosis - Crypt, St Pancras Church (site-specific)

Jul 2015 - Oct 2016

The Burnt Part Boys (Assistant Director) - Park Theatre

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016

Hamletmachine - Tanner Street Takeover - Ugly Duck

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016

The Bald Soprano - Camden Fringe

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015

Gingerbread - Almeida Theatre (Almeida Greeks Festival)

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Bacchae - Bloomsbury Theatre, British Museum, NSDF, Tour in Greece

Oct 2014 - Jul 2015

Education

Theatre Directing - MFA - Birkbeck, University of London

Sep 2016 - Present

BA Acting (Placement) - Actor's Training - Drama Centre London

Sep 2016 - Jan 2017

English Literature - BA - UCL (University College London)

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

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