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ISLA Theatre

Isla Theatre is an arts foundation based in Spain using theatre as a connector linking young people, local residents and the wider international community on our beautiful island. In our first 5 years, we have produced a wide variety of shows from contemporary American comedy through Shakespeare to the Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol'. We are now focusing on new writing and after a sell out run in Palma (2018) and London (2019) of Carl's Story by Gavin Miller, we are seeking submissions for new writing to be workshopped and developed in 2021.



Our original aim remains the same:


DELIVER cross-cultural theatre experiences that connect people of all ages.


INSPIRE greater appreciation of our individual creativity and shared creative roots.


ENCOURAGE people to explore language and theatre from a new perspective.


ENTERTAIN using universal themes that are locally relevant.

Our Team

We created ISLA in 2013 after meeting on a Shakespeare project in Mallorca. All professionally trained, with a strong creative drive to build the theatre foundation that exists today. Between us, we have a wealth of experience in film, television, management and theatre across the globe. 



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Jenny studied English Literature at UCL then trained at ALRA. She worked in television, film and theatre in London and Paris including roles for HBO, BBC, ITV, Carnival Films and time at The Garrick. She worked in Paris whilst raising her family before moving to Mallorca. Jenny is a producer, actress and director for Isla. Her next role will be Annie in the UK premiere of Carl’s Story in 2019.


Emma trained at Lamda, then worked in theatre and film in London, including time at the National Theatre, Gate and Finborough. She moved to Mallorca to start a family and joined Jenny and Saskia in founding ISLA in 2013. Emma works as both producer and actress for Isla. Her next role will be Beth in the UK premiere of Carl’s Story by Gavin Miller in 2019.


Saskia trained at the Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA) in Havana, Cuba. She began her career in Cuba before moving to Madrid where her work included roles for Tele5, Antena 3, Tele Madrid and Morena film. Saskia then developed a psychodrama theatre project in Bogota and Buenos Aires before moving to Mallorca. She now manages her own performing arts studio, The Artist, in Palma.

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