© Suzi Corker
Theatre Centre has appointed ROB WATT as Artistic Director alongside EMMA REES as Executive Director. Both were appointed to their respective roles in an interim capacity and will now become permanent additions to the company.
Watt’s inaugural season as Interim Artistic Director saw the launch of an online writing programme for young aspiring talent and ImagiNation, a digital anthology created to unite the nation through storytelling. He started his career working on Hackney estates, taking theatre to the doorsteps of communities in East London, and is currently Chair of the Board of Croydon-based Savvy Theatre.
Previously Rees was a freelance consultant working with organisations including Chichester Festival Theatre and Kiln Theatre. She was also the Director of the London Theatre Consortium working on strategic projects including the LTC Creative Apprenticeship programme and a sustainability programme in partnership with Julie’s Bicycle. Her experience at senior management level in theatres and touring companies includes Red Shift, Unlimited Theatre and the Almeida. She is also a Board member of Theatre 503.