From March – August 2023, the Kings Head Theatre will welcome four guest Artistic Directors, drawn from different theatre backgrounds, to take over and curate their own seasons at the iconic Islington pub venue.
Each will have full creative control over curating the programme, supported by the staff at the King’s Head Theatre, with planned seasons ranging from arts and activism, new musical theatre to the best in drag and cabaret.
The guest Artistic Directors – Isabel Adomakoh Young, Tom Ratcliffe, Tania Azevedo and David Cumming – are all mid-career LGBTQ+ identifying artists from various disciplines.
As well as offering these four artists an opportunity to curate their seasons, they will also be matched with an industry mentor and receive training on practical aspects of programming, different approaches to artistic direction and curation and developing artists.
Part of the aim of the takeovers is to give mid-career artists interested in exploring the next steps in their careers towards artistic curation and direction a training opportunity where there are very few options for aspiring cultural curators.
All of the seasons are open for public proposals, and artists are encouraged to get in touch about their shows by visiting the website here for more information. The guest artistic directors are programming across a broad spectrum of styles and shows which work for 1 day to 3+ week runs.