Gemma Aked-Priestley Assistant Director

Gemma is the assistant director for The Mono Box and the founder of PLAYSTART. Her passion is new writing that engages hearts, grows imaginations and challenges what we think we know to be true.

Directing credits include: The Narcissist (Flux Theatre, The Hen and Chickens) Passing (The Bunker/ [email protected]) Grimm: An Untold Tale (Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe) Tender Napalm (Karamel Club Theatre).

Assistant directing credits include: Thebes Land (Arcola Theatre), Tonight With Donny Stixx (The Bunker) and Lockhart (The Bernie Grant Arts Centre.) 

Gemma trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts on the MA Theatre Directing course and at the University of East Anglia.

Gemma is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar and recipient of the JMK regional assistant director bursary


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