The Team

Karis Halsall - Artistic Director

Karis Halsall is the driving force behind the company. She works with an array of other associate practitioners, who join form the collective on project by project basis. Through their collaborations, many creative relationships have flourished, so Luminary have several creatives they regularly work and collaborate with.

An award winning emergent playwright and film and television writer, Karis strives to shine a light on the most crucial and pertinent social issues of our time. Theatre and spoken word are the medium through which she aims to give voices to those who might otherwise be silenced, specifically  those existing on the margins of society.

She vehemently believes in theatre as a vehicle for social change. Core to her practice is the belief that theatre can change hearts and open minds by offering new perspectives and provocations to it’s audience.

Formally, her work tends to be multi disciplinary. She is passionate about creating theatre that pushes boundaries and blends the diametric styles of physical theatre and written word, whilst exploring cross art form collaborations.


From 2014 – 2015 Karis was the Literary Associate at new writing powerhouse, Theatre503.

Karis Halsall