Ria Samartzi is a UK based director and dramaturg from Greece. Her work is centred around movement, dramaturgy and collaborative practice with a focus on developing new work, including new writing, devising, translation and adaptation. She is an associate artist of Foreign Affairs Theatre Company.
Ria has a BA in Physical Theatre from East 15 Acting School and has trained extensively with the SITI Company in New York and choreographer Mary Overlie, originator of the Six Viewpoints. Ria regularly teaches Viewpoints workshops both to performers, including actors and dancers, but also to other arts practitioners such as directors, visual artists and theatre translators.