The Actors Centre in London has announced a new leadership team along with major changes to its programming.
Amanda Davey, who was previously general manager at the Actors Centre, has taken over as chief executive, leading both the strategic and artistic vision of the organisation.
Davey takes over from former chief executive and creative producer Joel Fisher, who left the Actors Centre in June 2019.
Mitchell Reeve, who was formerly technical manager at the organisation, has been appointed theatre programme manager.
Plans have also been announced for the introduction of one-week runs for work-in-progress productions at the Actors Centre’s John Thaw Studio, which will include free rehearsal space for companies and access to support from the management team.
There will be no upfront costs for artists and the space will be offered on a box-office split.
The Actors Centre will also introduce four-week runs in the Tristan Bates Theatre from October.
Reeve said: “I am incredibly honoured and excited to take the reins as theatre programme manager at the Actors Centre — a space dedicated to supporting, developing and nurturing creative talent.
“In this respect, I am delighted to open up our John Thaw Studio as a home for week-long, work-in-progress pieces wherein productions can truly develop and flourish.
“I am also excited to introduce longer runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre, where audiences will get the chance to experience a host of UK, European and world premieres.”
Davey added: “I am looking forward to a programme of theatre that questions, challenges, entertains and delights in equal measure, and above all, reflects the dynamism and diversity of contemporary UK theatre.”