ArtsEd has announced that theatre and film director, Nicholai La Barrie is joining their Board of Trustees.

The appointment was made in March, just before the government’s Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Nicholai La Barrie is an Artistic Associate at Lyric Hammersmith and has been a MOBO Fellow.  His work as a director includes productions at: Lyric Hammersmith, Arcola Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, LIFT, Gate, and Ovalhouse. Most recently, he was resident director on TINA – The Tina Turner Musical in the West End.  

Nicholai has had extensive experience of developing young people’s engagement with the performing arts  As Director of Young People and Emerging Artists at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, he was responsible for nurturing a new diverse generation of theatre artists, technicians and managers. He is the former Head of Youth Arts, and resident youth theatre director at Ovalhouse in Brixton, and directed an award-winning production of Chatroom for the National Theatre Shell Connections Youth Festival as well as site-specific productions of Peter Pan, and Ti-Jean and His Brothers in the flower garden at Kennington Park.

Of his appointment to ArtsEd Board of Trustees, Nicholai said: “I am excited to join the Board of Trustees of ArtsEd. The calibre of teaching and the care they have for students I have always admired. ArtsEd is at the forefront of creating real opportunities for its students and also ensuring that the future of the industry has a broad range of talented voices. I am pleased to be a member of the board.” 

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