30 May, 2019

Three New Associate Directors Appointed

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is delighted to announce that Caitlin Skinner, Amy Liptrott and Ben Occhipinti have been appointed as Associate Directors.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre rapid artistic evolution under Elizabeth Newman directorship continues with these three appointments and is further evidence of Pitlochry’s commitment to working with the wider theatre community to create exceptional work for Scotland and beyond.

Elizabeth Newman, award-winning Artistic Director Pitlochry Festival Theatre said:

“I am delighted to welcome Caitlin, Amy and Ben to the Pitlochry team at this point in the theatre’s journey. We had over 60 applications. The three successful candidates proved to be outstanding. We are looking forward to welcoming them to Pitlochry, and to see their energy and experience complementing the work we do with writers, communities and artists.

Caitlin, Amy and Ben said “We are delighted to be taking important roles at such an exciting time for the theatre. Pitlochry Festival Theatre has been going from strength to strength since Elizabeth arrived. We are looking forward to working together and with the entire talented Pitlochry team, playing our parts in evolving and growing Pitlochry’s artistic endeavors and helping take the charity to even greater heights.”

The Associate Director posts will work closely with the Artistic Director in realising Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s growing artistic programme. The roles have responsibilities ranging from working with new writers, to delivering adult and youth drama programmes as well as directing productions inside at Pitlochry Festival, outside in our communities and online to reach audiences that perhaps can’t journey to us in person.

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