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Cassie Kinoshi named Cameron Mackintosh resident composer

Cassie Kinoshi. Photo: Bunny Bread Cassie Kinoshi. Photo: Bunny Bread
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Cassie Kinoshi has been named the next Cameron Mackintosh resident composer, as the scheme is rolled out in Scotland for the first time.

She will be placed at the Dundee Rep Theatre for 2019, and said the initiative would “contribute greatly” to her development as a creative.

“An integral part of my career so far has been to continuously put myself in environments where I will be exposed to new ways of approaching creativity and encouraged to experiment. I’m extremely excited to be welcomed into Dundee Rep; an inspiring theatre whose ethos focuses heavily on encouraging the public of all ages to interact directly with art,” Kinoshi said.

Kinsohi is a London-based composer and is currently developing a musical, Nova, based on African-American sci-fi author Samuel R Delany’s 1968 novel of the same name.

She studied composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Dundee Rep artistic director Andrew Panton said: “Here at the Rep we have a strong emphasis on storytelling through song and the development of new music theatre. Cassie will be a welcome addition to the artistic forces here and we look forward to welcoming her into the Rep family as an emerging creative.”

The scheme is run jointly by Mercury Musical Developments and the Musical Theatre Network.

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