Monday 21 September, 6pm
Elizabeth Newman interviewing Tarek Iskander, Battersea Arts Centre.

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Tarek Iskander

Tarek Iskander became Artistic Director and CEO of Battersea Arts Centre in May 2019. He was previously Interim Director for Theatre at Arts Council England. He has also been an Artistic Director as part of Up Next – a takeover initiative by Artistic Directors of the Future, Battersea Arts Centre and Bush Theatre, designed to catapult visionary artists into leadership roles in the UK’s theatre industry and broaden representation.

Tarek was one of the founders and Associate Artistic Director of the Yard Theatre in Hackney and also Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. Credits as Director include Qudz and Shiver (both at the Yard Theatre and also written by Tarek Iskander), Minotaur (Unicorn Theatre) and A Winter’s Tale (Batumi Drama Theatre/ British Council Georgia). Prior to embarking on a career in theatre, Tarek worked for many years in senior and executive roles with the National Health Service.

Battersea Arts Centre opened in 1974 and is based in Battersea’s former Town Hall building, which has been extensively refurbished in recent years. It is a public space which hosts hundreds of creative events each year. It has a programme of live performance with national and international touring partnerships. Its digital work includes performances for BBC television. It uses creativity to drive social change and has created a new museum which moves around the building, the borough and beyond. Its purpose is to inspire people to take creative risks to shape the future and it achieves this by using the Scratch process to help test new ideas.

Upcoming sessions:


Mon 5 Oct, 6pm: Amit Sharma, Deputy Artistic Director, Birmingham Repertory Theatre

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