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Samuel Wightman


I am a theatre-maker from Edinburgh specialising in movement and devising, currently studying Theatre and Performance at Warwick University. I very much believe in collaborative creation of theatre without the conventional hierarchies and actor/director dynamic, as it makes for a more cohesive and motivated process.

The expressive body in performance is an area which I am particularly interested in at the moment, and recently led a research project 'GrotProv' (Codpiece Theatre) which combined the practices of Grotowski and Contact Improvisation, and explored their relationship with live, improvised music. From this, I am keen to look further into how exercises and forms reliant on improvisation can be translated into a performance without strict choreography.

I am Company Director of The Human Animal (, a theatre collective formed at the University of Warwick in 2012. We are currently in the rehearsal process of taking a promenade production of Simon Stephens' 'Wastwater' to the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Also a member of the National Youth Theatre. In 2013, I performed in Tokyo (AiiA Theater) and London (New Diorama) with Whole Hog Theatre's adaptation of Studio Ghibli's 'Princess Mononoke', and also was part of PopUp Theatrics' Skype performance 'Long Distance Affair' at Edinburgh 2013 (Summerhall), and its subsequent performance at the Bienal Arte Joven, Buenos Aires (Ciudad Cultural Konex).

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