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Sheffield Theatres announces new associates

Caroline Steinbeis has been made an associate of Sheffield Theatres

Sheffield Theatres artistic director Robert Hastie has announced the appointment of three new associates at the company.

Javaad Alipoor, artistic director of Bradford-based theatre company Northern Lines, will join Sheffield Theatres as resident associate director.

Director Caroline Steinbeis has also been made an associate, and casting director Wendy Spon is renewing her association with the company having previously held the position of head of casting until 1995.

Hastie said: “Javaad and Caroline are two of the country’s most exciting young directing talents, working in ways that will stretch and inspire Sheffield Theatres.

“Wendy has one of the wisest and most generous theatre heads I know, with a love and knowledge of actors that is second to none.”