Meet the VC Team

VC is run by a small team of passionate creatives. Scroll down to find out more about us!

Danusia Samal

Founder and Co-Producer
Danusia is an actress, writer and singer from London. In March 2020, she founded The Virtual Collaborators as a response to lockdown and the closure of UK theatre industry. The project grew, with over 50 creatives involved, videos receiving over 20,000 views and the project being featured in The Guardian, Radio Times, BBC Sounds and France 24 Arts Debate show. Danusia is a Waltham Forest Resident with experience managing events locally, including the Leytonstone Itch, Soho/Waltham Forest Parks Tour, & Dusk In Waltham Forest (part of the 2020 Virtual Culture Programme). As an actress she has performed at leading British theatres such as the RSC, the Royal Court, & The Globe. Her screen credits include Emmy-Nominated The Great, Ghost in The Shell , and Tyrant. As a writer, she was the winner of the 2018 Theatre503 Playwriting Award for her play Out of Sorts, and is currently working with Soho Theatre, Sky & the BBC.

Olivia Munk

Producer and Artistic Director of Part of the Main

Olivia is an American/Canadian director and producer living in London. She holds degrees from Harvard and Oxford, and has produced work at Theatre503, the Wandsworth Arts Fringe, the Park Theatre, the Old Red Lion Theatre, and the VAULT Festival and Edinburgh Fringe. Olivia has assisted on large-scale productions such as WAITRESS (American Repertory Theatre) and HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (The Other Palace, Theatre Royal Haymarket).
In 2017 she founded Part of the Main Productions, a theatre company dedicated to creating artistic opportunities for women, trans and non-binary people. In 2018 she founded Part of the Grid, a workshop series that offers affordable theatre, tech and design workshops for people of all genders. Olivia is passionate about accessible artist development and support for emerging artists. She participated in the first round of the Virtual Collaborators (see film here), and looks forward to furthering this mission through the Virtual Collaborators Festival.

Ameena Hamid

Assistant Producer
Ameena Hamid is a freelance theatre producer based in London. Her work focuses on putting underrepresented voices centre stage, and she is particularly passionate about increasing inclusivity and representation in theatre.
Ameena was an EdFringe and British Council Emerging Producer in 2019 and is one of the 2020 Stage One Bridge the Gap Producers. She worked at Nuffield Southampton Theatres as a Production Assistant and has done courses with the National Theatre, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Harvard. She studies BA Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Adam Line

Assistant Producer
Adam Line is a London-based producer. His productions include Valiant (Women & War Festival, & JW3 2016), The Inevitable Disappearance of Edward J. Neverwhere, written & directed by Igor Memic (BasicSpace Festival 2017) & CAUSE written by James Huntrods & directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson (Vault Festival 2018). In 2019, Adam worked on attachment as a Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503, primarily working on Wolfie by Ross Willis, directed by Lisa Spirling (WINNER- Best New Play Offie Award). In late 2019, Adam attended Stage One’s New Producers Workshop & went on to be accepted into their West End placement programme In early 2020, Adam was engaged by Hampstead Theatre’s literary department to coordinate open-submission invitations for Vault Festival shows & scouted on behalf of the venue, leading the theatre’s largest coverage of an emerging arts festival.

Naomi Chapman

Assistant Producer

Naomi Chapman is a freelance theatre producer from Devon now based in London. She is passionate about supporting emerging artists and new musical theatre. Productions include RIDE (Vault Festival 2020, WINNER Show of the Week for Week 6), CANDIDE (Oxford Playhouse 2017), STOP: A New Musical (National Tour 2017, WINNER Best Score Musical Theatre Review) and TWELFTH NIGHT (Worcester College Gardens 2016). She has also worked on a freelance basis in marketing and production management, including for ANDROMEDA (Nottingham Playhouse 2019 and Camden People’s Theatre 2020 – postponed) and ART
HEIST (New Diorama 2019).

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