Amit Sharma to join Birmingham Rep
We’re thrilled to announce our Associate Director Amit Sharma will be joining Birmingham Repertory Theatre as their new Deputy Artistic Director in Spring / Summer 2019. He joins other new appointments Sean Foley as Artistic Director, and Rachael Thomas as Executive Director.
Amit has been Graeae’s Associate Director since 2011, and is a graduate from Graeae’s Missing Piece actor training course. For Graeae, Amit directed the world première of Jack Thorne’s The Solid Life of Sugar Water – a hit of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cosmic Scallies at the Royal Exchange, and The Iron Man which toured nationally and internationally. Also for Graeae, Amit has co-directed the outdoor spectacle Prometheus Awakes and Sequins and Snowballs. In Autumn 2019, Amit will direct a new version of Winsome Pinnock’s One Under for a UK tour. Amit has extensive experience in creating opportunities for artists – he led Graeae’s flagship UK-wide new writing programme, Write to Play and developed many opportunities for D/deaf and disabled artists while at the Royal Exchange as Associate Artistic Director in 2017-19.
Amit Sharma said of his appointment:
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the iconic Birmingham Repertory Theatre. I know what a wonderful theatre it is having performed on its main stage, directed a show which was programmed in The DOOR (with another show programmed later this year) and worked with the arts team developing new talent in the past. I have had such an amazing time with Graeae, who will always be part of my life, but the opportunity to join Sean, Rachael and the remarkable team in Birmingham fills me with such excitement that I can’t wait to get started on the next chapter in The REP’s illustrious history.”
Amit will be hugely missed by us, but we wish him every success with his next chapter. We can’t wait to continue and develop our relationship with The Rep.