Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms


Samara Hersch is a theatre maker, director and teaching artist whose practice explores the intersection of contemporary performance and community engagement. She is currently studying her Masters at Das Theatre in Amsterdam. Her current research is an exploration into radical modes of listening and public acts of intimacy, particularly through imagining new performative frames for non- professional performers and audiences to inhabit.

Lara Thoms works as an artist in Field Theory and Aphids. For ten years she has also been a curator and producer for organisations including Dark Mofo, Supplefox, Next Wave and Performance Space. All of her projects sit within the common theme of reconsidering social hierarchies and highlighting the unexpected and being responsive to these sites.