Emma Sheppard is the artistic director of Gearbox Theatre Company and a freelance director, actor and drama practitioner. She has 15 years experience as a performing arts lecturer and workshop leader. Most recently, she directed and produced The Tempest for The Broadway Theatre Peterborough in which she also took on the role of Caliban. Her previous work as a director includes Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two, Road, Broken Hallelujah, Female Transport, Our Country’s Good, The Dumb Waiter, Sweet Charity, Grimm Tales, Beasts and Beauties, Agnes of God, The Alchemist, Medea, Moulin Rouge, The Crucible, Dr Faustus, 4.48 Psychosis, Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Equus, Medea meets Jason and the Argonauts, Blackout, Woyzeck, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Trainspotting, Crave, Frozen, DNA, Pulp Fiction, Attempts on Her Life, Herons, Little Shop of Horrors, The Acid Test, Oliver, Psycho, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Dealing with Clair, The Caucasian Chalk Circle. New devised work includes Far Beyond, Pedestrian, Anti-Bullying Project, The Gender Project, Buchner, Red Hall,Belgrade, Serial Killers.