Theatre maker, director and teaching artist whose practice explores the intersection of contemporary performance and community engagement.
Samara Hersch is a theatre maker, director and teaching artist whose practice explores the intersection of contemporary performance and community engagement. Her recent work focuses on critical trans-generational dialogue with an enquiry into conversation-as-performance / performance-as-conversation.
Samara regularly collaborates with artist Lara Thoms. Their work subverts notions of adults as experts, foregrounding the voices of young people in the retelling and reimagining of national stories and identities.
Samara recently completed her Masters at Das Theatre, Amsterdam. Her current research is an exploration into public acts of intimacy, particularly through imagining new perforative frames for non-professional performers and audiences to inhabit. She is currently an artist in residence at Theatre Rotterdam and is part of the EU Network, ACT – Art Climate Transition.