Madani Younis, who left the Southbank Centre in October after less than a year as creative director, is to join the Shed in New York.
The US cultural centre announced its 2020 season today and revealed that Younis, who also ran the Bush Theatre for six years, would join as chief executive producer next month.
Alex Poots, artistic director and chief executive of the Shed, announced that Younis would lead the organisation’s producing and production teams in developing the company’s commissions, according to Broadway World.
He will also be responsible for developing co-commissions, commercial partnerships and serve as executive producer on a number of new productions.
Younis told the Guardian: “Alex has decided this building will have new commissions and for 17 years I’ve worked towards making new work, so doing it at this level is the perfect marriage.”
At the Shed, Younis will work alongside its senior programming team including Poots – former artistic director of Manchester International Festival – chief civic programme officer Tamara McCaw, senior programme adviser Hans Ulrich Obrist and senior curator Emma Enderby.