Every year, we select emerging theatre companies to be our Associate Artists, benefitting from exclusive opportunities and support such as mentoring and development time and space at Live Theatre.
Associate Artists are chosen from the North East’s rich pool of theatre makers, artists and companies.
For 2017/18, our Associate Artists are actor Kema Sikazwe and theatre company The Six Twenty.
Previous Associate Artists include Nina Berry, whose debut play The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes received five stars in The Guardian, Plain Paper Theatre company, director Anna Ryder, and performance poets Rowan McCabe, Matt Miller and Matilda Neill.
Interview with actor Kema Sikazwe, Associate Artist 2017/18
”Being selected as an Associate Artist will help to develop my acting skills and give me direction for my acting career and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.”Actor Kema Sikazwe, Associate Artist 2017/18
Interview with Melanie Rashbrooke, Director The Six Twenty, Associate Artist 2017/18
“Becoming an Associate Artist will give us the opportunity to develop existing shows and develop new work and new projects with new writers and performers. With Live Theatre’s support it’s exciting to go from creating work for the studio to now making theatre for the main stage.”Melanie Rashbrooke, The Six Twenty