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Arts Council’s Pete Staves joins Frantic Assembly

Pete Staves
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Arts Council England’s Pete Staves is to join Frantic Assembly as executive director and joint chief executive.

Staves leaves his post at ACE, where he is senior relationship manager for theatre and touring, to join Frantic Assembly. He will take up his position in May.

Prior to working for ACE, Staves was festival producer of LIFT in London. The role of executive director is a new one, with the company previously having an executive producer, which was a position held by Despina Tsatsas.

Staves also becomes joint chief executive alongside Scott Graham, the company’s artistic director.

Staves said: “I’ve always found the company’s work thrilling, moving, relevant and beautiful, and I’m looking forward to playing my part in its future success and reaching more audiences in the UK and overseas.”

In addition, Anna Moutrey has been appointed producer at Frantic Assembly. She joins having spent seven years working for Manchester International Festival.

Graham said both would bring “experience, vision and a passion for the potential of touring theatre”.

This year, Frantic Assembly will stage Things I Know to Be True with the State Theatre Company of South Australia.

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