Academic and Arts Professional with skills in writing, research and arts management.


Insole Court Trust, Head of Marketing, 2019-2020.

Running the marketing for Heritage attraction and community venue Insole Court alongside a rebranding and website relaunch. As well as curating a performances and talks series, and running the pop up cinema at the venue.

Digital Content Officer & Deputy Manager: Makers Guild in Wales (2018-2019)

Within this post I originated a new role producing the organisation’s online brand strategy, managing their website and social media portfolio. This role was split with my responsibilities as Deputy Manager, in charge of the day-to-day running of the gallery.

Dramaturg & Researcher: Falsettos, Selladoor Productions (2019)

Offering research support to the production, writing two programmes essays and conducting a post-show talk.

Theatre Workshop Facilitator & University Lecturer: Freelance (2010-2018)

I have eight years’ experience designing and delivering lectures, seminars, and education workshops for both adult and young audiences. I have worked with a range of creative industry organisations including Sherman Cymru, Wales Millennium Centre, National Theatre Wales, and the National Theatre, as well as for Higher Education institutions such as University of Wolverhampton, University of South Wales, and Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Literary Assistant: Young Vic Theatre/Theatre Uncut (2018)

Reading and assessment of submissions for the 2018 Political Playwrighting award.

Research Administration & Transcription: 2 Faced Dance/Ian Abbott (2018)

Performing administrative research tasks for the ‘Hip Hop Almanac’ project:

Writer, Research Advisor & Education Facilitator: Angels in America, National Theatre (2016-2017)

Provided Research Advisory Consultancy for Angels in America (2017, dir. Marianne Elliot). Commissioned to write programme essay, with over 10,000 copies sold. Engaged as education facilitator to work with both adult learning and in schools, designing and delivering workshops for a variety of audiences.

Literary associate: Route 66 Theatre (2015-2017)

Provided expert play reading and analysis services to support the literary manager. Responsible for running development workshops, hosting readings, and coordinating artist feedback.

Investment and Funding Services Team Assistant: Arts Council Wales (2016-2017)

Advising on grant application and management across arts companies, dealing with a wide range of arts based clients, along with day-to-day administration.

Development Advisor: University of South Wales (Creative Industries Research Inst.) (2014-2015)

Developing research grant proposals working with academics and creative industry practitioners. Provided project management for successful grants.

Programming and Literary Assistant: Origin Theatre, New York (2012-2013)

Running development workshops, hosting readings, and coordinating feedback to artists.


Cardiff Metropolitan University. 2015. PhD in Theatre (Thesis Title: ‘Angels at the National and Bohemians in the West End: Transposing American Dramatic Depictions of AIDS to the British Stage in Angels in America and Rent’)
University of Wales Institute Cardiff. 2010. PGCE in History (Secondary Education).
Kings College, University of London and RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). 2008. MA in Text & Performance Studies (Merit).
University of Nottingham and McGill University, Montreal (study abroad). 2006. BA (Hons) American & Canadian Studies with History (2:1).

Writing Work  


2019, Playwright ‘Don’t Send Flowers’, Clocktower Theatre Company, The Gate Theatre Cardiff, Arena Theatre Wolverhampton, Playhouse 2 Oldham.

  • 2020, The Other Room, Flipcharts and Phillip Schofield, ‘SEEN new writing showcase’ (work in progress)
  • 2020, Leeway Productions/Theater Ffwrness Llanelli. ‘The Things We Lose’ (Book writer, Musical)
  • 2019, How to Eat a Pear?, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton (Short)
  • 2019, Through the Grapevine, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton (Short)
  • 2017, Chippy Lane Productions ‘Party Like it’s 1985.
  • 2017, Dirty Protest Theatre, ‘Where’s Our Milk Maggie
  • 2017, Spiral Theatre Company, ‘Always Tuesday’
  • 2016, The Other Room, ‘Always Tuesday’


Book: Garside, E. (exp. 2021) Author, More Life! Angels in America Across the Decades, McFarland Publishing [Under Contract]

Book Chapter: Garside, E. (exp. 2020) ‘Coming Back Another Day; Rent Fans across the decades’, in Theatre Fandom, ed. Kirsty Sedgman, University of Iowa Press [Accepted: In Press]

Book Chapter: Garside, E. The World Turned Inside Out and We Can Never Go Home Anymore; Punchdrunk and site- specific Fan Interaction. In Williams, Rebecca, ‘Everybody Hurts, Transitions, Endings and Resurrections in Fan Cultures, Iowa, 2019.

Book Chapter: Modernising Holmes: Location and Bringing Sherlock into the 21st Century in Sherlock Holmes in Context, edited by Sam Nadiu, 2016, Palgrave Macmillan.

Other Writing

BBC Cymru, Blogger

American Theatre, Writer

Howlround, Editorial & Theatre Criticism

The Stage, Editorial & Theatre Criticism

The National Theatre, Programme Essay

Exeunt Magazine, Editorial & Theatre Criticism

Wales Arts Review, Writer & Resident Theatre Critic

Buzz Magazine, Editorial & Theatre Criticism

My Theatre Mates, Editorial & Theatre Criticism