Jemma is a theatre and film director and artistic director of Epsilon Productions. In February 2019 she directed RATTLED by Rachel Harper at The Old Red Lion, and recently completed a short film, Origami by Sumerah Srivastav, a low-fi sci-fi drama with Pearl Mackie (Dr. Who) and Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude, Marcella) produced by 130 Elektra Films. Jemma is also an Associate Director for the NT Connections Festival
Other directing credits include productions at Sherman Cymru, The Lowry Studio and The Dell, RSC. Jemma is a member of the Young Vic Genesis Directors Network, an invited member of The Director's Lab, Lincoln Centre, New York, and is one of the founding board members for Stage Directors UK. She is driven by socio-political new writing and the need to make the world a better place for her toddler.
Rachel's work has been performed at theatres in the UK and abroad including including The Royal Court, Chichester Festival Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source in New York, Live Girls in Seattle, Key City Public Theatre in Washington and Auroville in India.
Following a BA in English Literature from Cardiff University and an MA in Writing for Performance from Central School of Speech and Drama she has specialised in working with young people, people with disabilities and community groups. She shares her time between playwriting, producing, workshop leading, lecturing, and looking after little boy.
Co-Founder Fly High Stories & Writer
Arran Glass is an Actor-Musician and puppeteer. As a performer he has worked with Little Angel Theatre, Polka, The Wrong Crowd, Theatre by the Lake and CBeebies. Composition work includes Sleeping Beauty in the Wood and The Journey Home for Little Angel, Macbeth (Riverside Studios), Teofila (Suspense Festival) and The Three Sillies (Arcola).
Recently he composed a piece celebrating the history of Bristol which opened the High Sheriff's concert at Bristol Cathedral. Arran plays and sings in English folk band Apple of my Eye who have just released their third album The Beast Below. Their website is www.applesinlondon.com
Samuel was the Laboratory Set and Costume Designer at Nuffield Theatres, Southampton 2016-17 and trained in Theatre Design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre school graduating with an MA in 2015. Prior to this he studied Drama Studies at Winchester University and gained a teaching qualification at Derby University.
Designer Fly High
Katy began her career at Theatre Centre as a tour booker and then went on to work at Watford Palace Theatre and Hampstead Theatre in their Participation, Education and Literary departments. She has a passion for new writing and creating work for young audiences and is particularly proud of her role in producing ‘Start Nights’ at Hampstead which helped develop the careers of many up and coming writers and directors as well as her part in commissioning young writers including Joel Horwood, Bola Agbaje and Gabriel Bisset-Smith to create work for Hampstead’s young company to perform.
After taking a break to look after her growing family, Katy has recently returned to theatre and is very excited to be working with Fly High Stories. She is also on the Board of new writing company Pursued By A Bear.