"Louis Emmitt-Stern is a rising star playwright" Time Out
Louis is an award-winning writer and director from Gibraltar now based in London. His debut full-length play SLIPPERY, developed on Soho Theatre Writers Lab, won the Tony Craze Award in 2021. It subsequently received a workshop and rehearsed reading at Soho Theatre, and is currently in development for a full production.
His play I FUCKED YOU IN MY SPACESHIP received a sold-out premiere at VAULT Festival 2023, winning the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work. It subsequently transferred to Soho Theatre, London, for a three-week run, where it opened to 4 and 5 star reviews. The play is published by Nick Hern Books.
Louis' other work has been performed Watford Palace Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, The Pleasance Islington, Ivy Arts Centre, and supported by Farnham Maltings. Louis trained at Guildford School of Acting, graduating with a First Class BA (Hons), and subsequently on the MFA Playwriting programme at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is an alumnus of the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Soho Theatre Writers Lab, Soho Writers Alumni Group, National Theatre Young Playwrights Programme, and Young Lyric Directors Course at Lyric Hammersmith.
Louis was a finalist for a HM Government of Gibraltar Cultural Services Award for his production of Duncan Macmillan’s LUNGS, and for his work with young people in the arts and education. As a teacher and facilitator, he has led projects with the Battersea Arts Centre, Guildford School of Acting, Exeter's Northcott and Barnfeild Theatres, HM Government of Gibraltar, Gibraltar Cultural Services, and several school and colleges across the UK and Gibraltar.
Louis is currently developing original work for stage and screen. He is represented by Maddie O'Dwyer at Berlin Associates.