Theatre Royal Stratford East is pleased to announce that Mina Barber and Tabby Lamb are the two new artistic associates for the Sky Arts Artistic Associates Bursary at Stratford East.
In January, Sky Arts appointed Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East Nadia Fall as one of five new Sky Arts Ambassadors to mentor the next generation of talent as part of its continuing mission to champion emerging artists and support cultural recovery when the industry needs it most. As part of this initiative Fall has created two artistic associate posts for emerging theatre makers to join the theatre’s artistic team.
Nadia Fall, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East said: “We are delighted to announce Mina Barber and Tabby Lamb as our new Sky Arts artistic associates. Mina a former actor turned director and writer, whose first theatre experience was the Stratford East panto as a child and Tabby writer and queer activist, also based in the East End, are both incredibly talented. As theatre-makers they bring an exciting new creative energy to our theatre as well as a genuine connection to our East London community.”
Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment, said: “We are thrilled to have helped enable Mina and Tabby’s new roles at Stratford East and look forward to seeing and hearing the fresh new work we know they will help create.”