Kate Wasserberg, new Artistic Director. Photo by Catherine Ashmore.

KATE WASSERBERG, Artistic Director

Kate founded Cardiff’s The Other Room Theatre in 2014. Two years later, the pub theatre won Fringe Theatre of the Year at the 2016 Stage Awards. It has been praised for its courageous programming, which dovetails new work with plays by writers such as Howard Barker, Samuel Beckett and Sarah Kane.

Kate was Director of New Plays and then Associate Director at Theatr Clwyd, where she directed new plays by Hywel John, James Graham, Matthew Bulgo and Matthew Trevannion as well as Terry Johnson, Arthur Miller and Arnold Wesker among others. As Associate Director at the Finborough Theatre she ran its new writing department and founded the Vibrant new writing festival, now in its ninth year; and premiered plays by writers including James Graham and Nick Gill. She has also directed at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, Soho Theatre, and for Paines Plough and High Tide.

MARTIN DERBYSHIRE, Executive Producer

Martin trained in Film Production at Sheffield Hallam University. His career began with Concept Theatre Company before joining Reform Theatre Company on their first project in 1999. Martin produced over twenty touring productions with Reform over the next ten years before joining Sheffield Theatres in 2009, producing projects for the in-house education department. In 2011 Martin was appointed Creative Producer of The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield, producing the venue’s first professional production Order, followed by Bill and Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down. Martin joined Out of Joint in 2013.