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Director & Dramaturg

Rosa is a Glasgow based Director working predominantly in theatre whilst dabbling in other mediums.

As Associate Director, Rosa recently toured Scotland with Morna Young's CAT Award winning* production of Lost at Sea. (*winner of Best Director and Best Ensemble, nominated for Best Design). 


Rosa is currently creating Which Wires What,  visual, socio-political work for young audiences with The Weather Channel and Imaginate. Which Wires What recently previewed as a Work in Progress as part of the Edinburgh International Children's Festival.


Rosa has a strong interest in developing new writing. Supported by Federation of Scottish Theatre's Director's Bursary and Horsecross Arts, she worked with writer Morna Young to develop Remember the Future. In 2018, she received seed funding from Stellar Quines to develop a new text with Rebecca Sweeney to explore making visible and audible the symptoms of invisible illnesses through theatrical device. She has previously worked for companies such as the Dundee Rep Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, The Tron Theatre, Oran Mor and has also created content for BBC Scotland's Comedy Short Stuff.

Rosa is a graduate of the Lancaster Contemporary Institute of Arts (at the UK Top 5 Lancaster University). During her time studying Theatre Studies, she conceived and directed over four contemporary productions. After studying across the wider context of the arts, Rosa gained a versatile range of specialist training in theatre, film and modern dance.

As an assistant director, Rosa has worked in both Scotland and England working alongside several different directors such as Jemima Levick, Graham McLaren, Ian Brown, Andy Arnold and Marilyn Imrie. Rosa was the assistant director for two CAT Award nominated productions The Lonesome West  (Best Ensemble - Tron Theatre, 2016) and Great Expectations (Best Director & Best Design - Dundee Rep Theatre, 2015).

Rosa is a Young Access Consultant for Birds of Paradise Theatre Company - to find out more, visit: https://www.boptheatre.co.uk/yacs/ 

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