BERG is a collective of writers from a range of backgrounds who met in 2016 and decided to support each other in the development of their and other people's work, especially at the beginning of their careers, using a range of dramaturgical approaches. BERG is always looking to work with new people, and as we evolve and grow, are interested in building relationships with other early/mid-career theatre-makers.

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Hugh McCann

Hugh is a multidisciplinary artist with training and experience in fine art and theatre. His work has been performed at venues including BAC, Theatre Royal Plymouth, and Theatre 503 . He is based in the Southwest, and mostly works at Kaleider in Exeter where he is a resident artist. More info here.

Emily Gregory

Emily Gregory is a playwright, director, and theatre-maker from San Francisco, California. She has a BA in Theatre Arts from Lewis & Clark College (2010) and an MA in Writing for Performance from Goldsmiths (2017). She has been making and producing work in Portland, Oregon for the past ten years. She is also a co-founder of String House Theatre (Portland, USA).


Sam Keefe

Samuel trained as an actor, graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2012. He has worked extensively in theatre, as an actor, theatre maker and assistant director.

In 2016 Samuel was awarded a grant from The Robertson Trust to study an MA in Dramaturgy & Writing For Performance at Goldsmiths, where he met the other members of BERG. Most recently, his adaptation A TEMPORARY MATTER was performed at the Bunker Theatre with Pint Sized in October 2017.

In February of 2018 Samuel will be assisting Perth Theatre’s Artistic Director Lu Kemp in her production of RICHARD III.


Hattie Collins

Hattie currently works as the Assistant and Script Developer for the Head of In-House Productions at Scarlett Entertainment, a leading global entertainment agency, and is an emerging playwright based in the South West. After studying at Warwick University for a BA in Theatre and Performance Studies, and graduating with a first, she trained for an MA in Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths University. As U.S. International Assistant for the Finborough Theatre Hattie works by sourcing new writing from New York to be performed at Finborough. More info here.

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