Newham Artistic Directors of the Future Event March 2016


Date: Wed 30 March 2016, 5-6.30pm                       

Venue: GERRY’S, GERRY RAFFLES SQUARE, STRATFORD (opposite Theatre Royal Stratford East)

  •          Welcome: A member of the Theatre Royal Stratford East team
  •          Speaker: Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway(Founder & Managing Director of Artistic Directors of the Future)
Artistic Directors of the Future is the UK’s first organisation dedicated to creating change at leadership level in mainstream theatres. We work with a wide range of culturally diverse directors at varying levels of experience to inspire, prepare, support and empower the next generation of artistic leaders giving them the leverage they need to progress to the next step. By working in collaboration with the theatre industry, academia and numerous leading producing theatres located nationally, we deliver a bespoke development programme, generate access to positions of authority and cultivate artistic opportunities.


Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway Founder & Managing Director of Artistic Directors of the Future, author of the first monologue book for Black Actors from Black British Plays and former manager of the Royal National Theatre’s: Black Play Archive, Simeilia’s passion for increasing diversity within the arts has always been reflected in her work.

Having worked in managerial and artistic positions at various reputable mainstream theatres over the last ten years, feeling disgruntled by the lack of diverse leaders she decided to set up Artistic Directors of the Future to provide new pathways and more equal opportunities for aspiring BAME leaders to succeed.

Simeilia joined forces with Narrow Paths Films and Theatre Royal Stratford East in 2013 to produce ‘Voices from the Black Row’, a short film documentary about the lack of education of Black British plays. In 2015, with the support of Bloomsbury Publishing, she began to write a second anthology entitled Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors inspired by British and International contemporary plays. More recently, Simeilia became the co-producer for the international project, Black Lives, Black Words, steering London's response to issues pertaining to the Black Lives Matters movement at the Bush Theatre, London.

Followed by refreshments and a chance mingle/network!



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