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NEWS: New Associate Artist Joins Nottingham Playhouse

22 March 2021

Following an open call out, Nottingham playhouse has appointed a new Associate Artist, Hannah Stone, who will support the theatre’s creative vision and artistic team.

Hannah Stone is theatre maker, director and producer who has been working in the industry for 15 years. She is Co-Artistic director of The Gramophones Theatre Company, which she founded in 2011. The Company have created and toured numerous shows, most recently an aerial theatre show Tarzanna and they are currently working on a new show Aidy the Awesome about a Grandmother and Granddaughter superhero duo which was commissioned by Leicester Curve and supported by Arts Council England. The Gramophones make mostly family theatre with a focus on female led narratives.

Hannah directed Pinocchio for the Nottingham Playhouse in 2019 and SHEWOLVES by Sarah Middleton in 2020. She is also a freelance producer who has worked with The Party Somewhere Else, a collective who put on events that platform womxn-led work. She has also produced for Tilly Branson, Beth Shouler and currently Notnow Collective. She lectures In Marketing and Management at DMU, is a consultant producer with the Big House and was recently on the freelance taskforce.

Hannah Stone commented: “I’m absolutely over the moon and really excited to get stuck in at Nottingham Playhouse; developing as an artist, supporting the playhouse to achieve their ambitions while continuing to promote practices that have come out of my time with the freelance task force and The Party Somewhere Else.”

Associate Artists use their unique set of skills, experiences and interest to help shape the artistic direction of Nottingham Playhouse. Duties include feeding into programming, acting as a sounding board for artistic strategy, advising on the wider sector, reading scripts and watching plays. All Associate Artists support other artists as they hone their work and have a passion for championing diversity.

Hannah will join existing Associates Artists James Graham, Sarah ‘Rain’ Kolawole, Amanda Whittington and Matthew Xia – whose terms have been extended for a further 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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