Laurie Miller-Zutshi appointed executive director of Tara Arts
Theatre company Tara Arts has announced the appointment of Laurie Miller-Zutshi as its new executive director.
Miller-Zutshi, who has been creative producer at Great Yarmouth-based circus and street arts organisation SeaChange Arts since 2008, will take up the new post in Earlsfield, London in July.
She replaces former executive producer Jonathan Kennedy, who stepped down in March to focus on freelance projects, which include an ongoing relationship with Tara as associate producer.
Miller-Zutshi said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Tara Arts at such an exciting time in the organisation’s development, where the new Tara Theatre offers an opportunity to expand the company’s ambition, reach and impact.”
Tara Arts, which produces cross-cultural theatre, was founded in 1977 by Jatinder Verma along with Sunil Saggar, Ovais Kadri, Praveen Bahl and Vijay Shaunak. The new Tara theatre opened in September 2016 and won The Stage Sustainability Award in 2017.
Verma, who is artistic director, added: “I am thrilled at the prospect of working with Laurie at this significant moment in Tara’s history, when we seek to develop the new Tara Theatre after its extensive renovation.”
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