Wylie takes over at National Theatre of Scotland

Jackie Wylie is the new artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland. One of the UK’s leading creative producers, Wylie was artistic director of The Arches in Glasgow between 2008 and 2015 before its sudden closure after losing its late night licence.

She is currently co-director of Take Me Somewhere, a new city-wide festival, based at Tramway in Glasgow. She will take up her post at the National Theatre of Scotland in spring 2017.

The move unites Wylie with Lucy Mason, the interim chief executive of NTS, who previously covered Wylie’s maternity leave at The Arches. Wylie replaces Laurie Sansom, who left the NTS unexpectedly last year. .

Wylie said, “It's an incredible privilege to be given the opportunity to lead the National Theatre of Scotland.  Ten years ago it pioneered the ground-breaking model of a theatre without walls and since then it has combined world-class artistic distinction with a particular commitment to involving the entire population of Scotland. I look forward to continuing that spirit of innovation, building on the organisation’s many existing successes and relationships whilst also bringing in new voices, seeking out exciting collaborations at home as well as looking outwards, across the world.”

 

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