Lu Kemp is an award-winning theatre director and dramaturg working across new writing, devised theatre and dance. Her recent work includes Bondagers for the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh and was described by The Sunday Herald as “… as brilliantly hellish an evocation of modern slave labour as I have ever witnessed in a theatre”. Another piece of work, Titus, won the Victor Award at IPAY 2015 in the USA and continues to tour internationally. Writing in The Scotsman, Titus was hailed with “clarity and force” and “a completely compelling piece of theatre”.
Kemp is associate artist for Inspector Sands, for whom she directed Mass Observation and If That’s All There Is. She will direct The Lounge, a new piece about our attitudes to aging, for the company in 2016. She trained on the LEM at Lecoq, Paris, and with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, New York.