Photo credit - Louise Spence

Photo credit - Louise Spence


Ondervinden is a company that re-encounters familiar stories, narratives and concepts through the perspectives of individuals marginalised by our society. 

We are a female led company; running workshops and theatre productions that serve as a platform for female-identifying artists and creators of the world.

Our productions are always focussed on excellent storytelling and engaging the imagination of audiences worldwide. The titles may sound familiar, the content will be anything but.

“I would venture to guess that anon was often a woman.”



Elske Waite

Artistic Director

Elske is a London-based theatre-maker and co-founder of Ondervinden Theatre Company and Gin and Tonic Productions. She recently completed an MFA in Actor Training and Coaching at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and also holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. After completing her two-year course at RCSSD, she ran two seasons of Ondervinden’s acting classes focussing on Stanislavski’s Active Analysis. Her play, ‘The List’ is currently in R&D with Ondervinden, and a further two shows ‘Tess’ and ‘Shiver’ are being prepared for the Edinburgh Fringe and future touring. As a freelance director, she is currently working with the Access Platform, a leading fringe organisation pioneering new scripts by disabled writers.


lucy morris

General Manager

Lucy is a London based Stage Manager and co-founder of Ondervinden. She trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating with a BA(Hons) in Stage Management. Her work at Central includes Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (Deputy Stage Manager) and she interned on Punchdrunk’s Small Wonders. Professional credits include In Lipstick (Stage Manager on-book, Pleasance Theatre), A Small Place (Stage Manager on-book, Gate Theatre), and The Guilty Feminist’s Suffrageddon (Stage Manager on-book).