Eco Drama Company

Artistic Director ~ Emily Reid


Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 22.18.40 Emily is a theatre-maker and director, committed to devising quality theatre and creative learning projects which nurture a sense of curiosity, wonder and care for our natural world. She is particularly interested in the potential of theatre to motivate social and environmental change, the place of the arts and creativity within the school curriculum, and sustainable theatre making. She trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland gaining a BA in Contemporary Theatre Practice and worked as a devisor, performer, science communicator and drama facilitator in various settings across Scotland and Europe before founding Eco Drama in 2007.  Emily is deeply involved in running all aspects of the company, as well as devising and directing the company’s theatre productions and creative learning projects in collaboration with a team of artists, co-devisors and performers. She regularly works with other organisations presenting on Eco Drama’s work and delivering training, most recently for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Youth Theatre Arts Scotland.

Producer – Ida Casilli


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Ida is a theatre producer and arts administrator with extensive experience of managing, promoting and touring theatre and creative learning opportunities for communities and young audiences in Scotland, UK and internationally. After training at Goldsmiths University in London, she moved to Scotland and worked for Charioteer Theatre, Edinburgh International Magic Festival, Edinburgh Science Festival and Jupiter Artland. She has previously worked as freelance fundraiser for multiple arts organisations working within the community, heritage and sustainable living sectors. She is committed to promoting sustainable living, community cohesion and playfulness through the arts. She joined Eco Drama in January 2022 and is excited to work in the fields of children’s theatre and creative learning.

Schools Project Manager – Suzanne Prak-Sandilands


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Suzanne Prak-Sandilands will join us from February 2022. We’ll tell you all about her soon. Meanwhile, contact Ida for any school related enquiries.

Collaborating Artists

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 22.25.00 Alistair Edwards, Caroline Mathison, Ben Mali Macfadyen, Tanja Beer, Greg Sinclair, Marta Masiero, Mona Kastell, Katie Lambert, Deborah McArthur, Deborah Hahn, Peter Callaghan, Lauren Oakes, Eilidh MacAskill, Claire Halleran, Katrina Caldwell, Tom Hobbins, Sarah Bradley, Alan MacKenzie, Stewart Ennis, Rodney Matthew, Allan Dunn, Jodie Wilkinson, Kevin Wratten, Ashling Carroll, Laura MacDonald, Shona Miller, Martine McMenemy, Georgina Pearson, Sophie McCabe, Sarah Rankin, Dan Serridge, Beth Kovarik, Zoe Bullock, Saffron Gillies.

Eco Drama has developed a network of collaborators who share our passion for creating and delivering theatre and creative learning experiences for children and young people. These relationships are significant and the collaborative nature of our processes ensures the work originates from a place of shared ambition and understanding.

Board of Directors

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 22.25.03Christine McCandlish – retired Depute Head, Balornock Primary School, prev Cultural Coordinator
Kirsty Platt – International Collaboration Specialist – Circular Economy, Scottish Enterprise
Dr Yanru Zou – Lecturer in Accounting Tax and Audit, University of Glasgow
Christy Mearns – Councillor for Anderston/City/Yorkhill, Scottish Green Party
Dr Mia Perry – Senior Lecturer in Community Development & Adult Education (People, Place & Social Change), University of Glasgow