The King’s Head Theatre has announced 12 new Artistic Associates, collectively encompassing a range of different theatrical specialisms. Their appointment reflects the venue’s commitment to showcasing the breadth of creative talent working on the London fringe.
Artistic Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher says: ‘I am thrilled to announce such a fantastic group of theatre makers as our brand new Artistic Associates. From a first-time playwright to an actress whose career spans seven decades, their work embodies the breadth of our programme. I cannot wait to see where their talents take us next!’
The new Associates include directors, playwrights, designers, stage managers and performers, with an age range of early twenties to early nineties and diverse racial, sexual and gender identities. They have between then worked at every echelon of London theatre, including the National Theatre, in the West End and Off West End. Amongst them are Harry Mackrill, Associate Director of the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of Angels in America, regular King’s Head Theatre collaborators Designer Amanda Mascarenhas, Lighting Designer Nic Farman and Sound Designer Nicola Chang, and former Trainee Resident Director Jamie Armitage, best known as Co-Director of the multi-Olivier Award nominated SIX The Musical.
The King’s Head Theatre was established in 1970. Passionate about championing ethically produced fringe theatre, we are known for our challenging work and support of young artists. Last year 116,151 audience members saw a show of ours: 44,607 at our 110-seater home on Upper Street and 71,544 elsewhere. At our home in Islington we had 774 performances last year of 95 different shows. We are committed to fighting prejudice through the work we stage, the artists and staff we work with and by producing work for minority audience groups. We believe in fair pay for all on the fringe and create accessible routes for early career artists to stage their work; work we are passionate about. Last year we announced the theatre is on the move.
The new Associates are:
Jamie Armitage – Theatre Director
Nicola Chang – Sound Designer
Peter Darney – Playwright & Theatre Director
Charles Entsie – Playwright
Nic Farman – Lighting Designer
Clancy Flynn – Lighting Designer
Helena Jackson – Opera & Theatre Director
Harry Mackrill – Theatre Director
Amanda Mascarenhas – Set Designer
Octavia Peneș – Stage Manager
Thelma Ruby – Actor
Jess Tucker-Boyd – Movement Director