Theatre503 Appoints New Artistic Director

Theatre503 has announced the appointment of Lisa Spirling as its new Artistic Director, taking up the role in August.

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Currently the Artistic Coordinator of the JMK Trust’s Regional Directors programme, Lisa Spirling was also previously programming director at Theatre503.  She will take up the post in the Summer.

Talking about her new appointment Lisa Spirling said: “I am over the moon to be joining Theatre503 as their next Artistic Director. This extraordinary theatre, with its focus on emerging voices and the best in new writing played a vital role in my own theatrical journey and I cannot wait to be a part of its future.”

Paul Robinson, outgoing Artistic Director of Theatre503 commented: ” I am absolutely delighted that Lisa Spirling has been appointed as my successor. She brings bundles of experience, passion and vision to the role and working with such an incredible team the future of Theatre503 couldn’t be brighter.”

Lisa was previously the Education Project Manager for the National Theatre’s ground breaking Art of Regeneration programme. In 2008, she set up Buckle for Dust Theatre Company with producers Claire Birch and Juliette Rawlins and writers Ali Taylor and Lou Ramsden. With a commitment to creating opportunities for theatre’s most distinctive voices. Buckle for Dust’s inaugural production was Cotton Wool at Theatre503 which garnered the Meyer Whitworth Award for its writer Ali Taylor.

Her directing credits include:  Jumpy by April De Angelis (Theatr Clwyd), Ken by Terry Johnson, Pine by Jacqui Honess-Martin, Deposit by Matt Hartley, Fault Lines by Ali Taylor, I Know How I Feel About Eve by Colette Kane (Hampstead Theatre); Hello / Goodbye by Peter Souter (Singapore Rep Theatre) The Nine O’Clock Slot (Ice & Fire Theatre Company / RedGallery); Donkeys’ Years and Here by Michael Frayn (Rose Theatre).


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