Monday 24 August, 5pm
Elizabeth Newman interviewing Natalie Ibu, tiata fahodzi.

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Natalie Ibu

Natalie Ibu is the Artistic Director of tiata fahodzi. Previously she was the Creative Producer for In Good Company, launching the regional artist development programme in the East Midlands for Derby Theatre, Embrace Arts Leicester and Create Mansfield. As a freelancer she has produced for Openworks Theatre and Maison Foo, worked as a Literary Consultant for Fifth Word and a Dramaturg for Spilt Milk Dance.

In 2014, she was the Programme Manager at the Roundhouse. In 2012/13, she was the Creative Producer for Only Connect, producing a season of cross art-form work. In 2010/11, she was the inaugural Associate Director (Warehouse) for HighTide Festival Productions – responsible for the artist development and a physical research and development studio.

In July 2009, she completed a year’s residency at the Royal Court as their Trainee Director. Since graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2004, she has completed the Clore Leadership Programme Short Course, Stage One New Producers Workshop as well as short-term residencies with New York Theatre Workshop, the National Theatre Studio, Royal Shakespeare Company, Citizens’ Theatre and Contact. She has been awarded bursaries from Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, Scottish Arts Council and Arts Council East Midlands.

Awards include Dewar Arts Award for Exceptional Artists Under 30, Time Warner Ignite 2, IdeasTap Innovator’s Award and the Lilian Baylis Award for Theatrical Excellence. She is a trustee of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme. She is an Arts Council England South East Area Council Member.

Upcoming sessions:

Weds 2 Sept, 6pm: Sarah Brigham, Derby Theatre

Mon 14 Sept, 6pm: Liz Stevenson, Theatre by the Lake

Mon 21 Sept, 6pm: Tarek Iskander, Battersea Arts Centre


Mon 2 Nov, 6pm: Sean Foley, Birmingham Repertory Theatre