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Gemma Walker

Area of Expertise

• Over 10 years professional experience as Theatre Maker, Performer, Storyteller, Facilitator (all ages and abilities)
• Level 3 BSL (British Sign Language)
• I specialise in devising.
• I am trained to deliver Actor training (Meisner Technique and ‘Acting with Passion)
• One half of MakeyUppers comedy storytellers and Director of Ulidian Youth Drama, Derry.

Area for Work

  • All Northern Ireland
  • Antrim
  • Armagh
  • Derry/Londonderry
  • Down
  • Fermanagh
  • Greater Belfast
  • Tyrone


  • Actor
  • Creative Team
  • Facilitators
  • Theatre maker

Age Range

All ages and abilities


• BA (Hons) Drama and English (University of Birmingham)
• Meisner Technique. Acting training with Impulse Company (London and New York 2013-2015)
• ‘Acting with Passion’, Niki Flacks. (New York 2014)
• ‘Acting with Passion- teacher training’, Niki Flacks (London 2018)
• BSL Level 3 (NWRC, 2018)

Previous Employers

Big Telly Theatre Co, Kabosh, Waterside Theatre, Playhouse, Blue Eagle, Sole Purpose, Western Education and Library Board, Education Authority, In Your Space Circus, Foyle Women’s Information Network, Holywell Trust. Various schools and community organisations.

Previous Notable Work

• Big Telly’s Spring Chickens Intergenerational Programme (Creative Director. 2015-2016)
• Lead facilitator/theatre maker for Drama Projects (age 3-80+) at Waterside Theatre (2007-present)
• Shakespeare Schools Festival (Venue Director, 2015- present)
• MakeyUppers. Performances and workshops (co-founder, co-creator. 2015-present)
• Return of Colmcille (Assistant Director, 2013)
• Ulidian Youth Drama Group, Derry (Artistic Director 2007-present)
• Various tours with Blue Eagle and Sole purpose Productions (Actor, 2009-present)
• Regular street performance and family theatre with In Your Space Circus (2009-present)

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