Emma Lucia Hands
Emma has an MA in Theatre Directing with part of her training at GITIS – The Russian Institute of Theatre Arts in Moscow.
She has predominantly worked as an Associate Director for Clwyd Theatr Cymru in North Wales where she directed The Herbal Bed (Peter Whelan), Ghosts and A Doll’s House (Ibsen), Arms and The Man (Bernard Shaw), Copenhagen (Michael Frayn), Educating Rita (Willy Russell), God of Carnage (Yasmina Reza), Shakespeare’s Will (Vern Thiessen) and Oleanna (David Mamet).
Other directing credits include A History of Falling Things (James Graham) for the New Vic Theatre, Silent Night (Theatre-In-The-Quarter), Richard Bucket Overflows with Clive Swift, The Land of Buccas, Mermaids, Giants and Piskies with Susan Penhaligon, A Christmas Carol (Dickens), Rhinoceros (Ionesco), A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Dylan Thomas), Lysistrata (Aristophanes), Antigone (Anouilh), Stuff Happens (David Hare), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare), The Cherry Orchard (Chekhov) and the world premiere of The Vikings and Darwin (David Mamet) at the National Theatre for New Connections.
In 2013 Emma directed her first short film, Out of the Darkness, which was supported by The Arts Council of Wales.
Producing credits of new writing in London and New York include Memory (Jonathan Lichtenstein) and Pieces (Hywel John).
Emma has also produced a number of Lifetime Achievement Award ceremonies for the film, television and theatre industries on behalf of the Directors Guild of Great Britain. These awards were presented to Sir Alan Parker, John Schlesinger and Sir Trevor Nunn.