Amit Sharma to head Kiln

Amit Sharma, currently associate director at the Kiln Theatre in Kilburn, is to replace Indhu Rubasingham as the theatre’s artistic director and CEO.

“Amit has already proved his directorial credentials, most recently with Ryan Calais Cameron’s Retrograde which opened to five-star reviews and completely sold out” said the Kiln’s chair Sita Mackintosh, “but he also impressed the selection panel with his commitment to Kiln Theatre and our values, his artistic vision for the future and his 360 degree view of what the building can represent and offer the local community of Brent.”

Picture credit, Marc Brenner

An award-winning director of theatre and television, Sharma was deputy artistic director of Birmingham Rep before joining the Kiln in 2022, and before that associate artistic director at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, having started his theatre career at Graeae Theatre Company for which he co-directed co-directed Prometheus Awakes, one of the largest outdoor productions featuring deaf and disabled artists as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

“The Kiln is a theatre right at the heart of its community - a beacon for the people of Brent, bringing audiences to the borough from across London, the UK and internationally” he said. “There’s a magic that happens on that stage, and I look forward to working with the brilliant team there to bring that to audiences as we embrace this new phase together. I am absolutely buzzing for this next chapter.”

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