We are incredibly proud to announce that our amazing Molly Roberts has been named as one of The Old Vic 12.
The company is made up of three directors, three producers and three writers, alongside a designer, movement director and composer. Molly has been named as one of the producers and will work with the other eleven over a 12 month period to create three new productions.
After receiving 1,300 applications, the Old Vic has appointed directors Chelsea Walker, Lekan Lawal and Jesse Jones, producers MOLLY ROBERTS, Tobi Kyeremateng and Aaron Rogers and playwrights Joe White, Rebecca Crookshank and John O’Donovan.
Designer Fin Redshaw, movement director Rachael Nanyonjo and composer Cassie Kinoshi have also been selected for the programme, during which time the 12 participants will be given funding to create three new plays as a collective.
Molly and her co-creators will also receive mentoring and networking opportunities over the year.
The scheme was introduced last year by artistic director Matthew Warchus, who said supporting the next generation of theatremakers was “one of the most important and effective contributions to our cultural future we can make”.
“The Old Vic 12 sees emerging creatives engaging with people at the top of their profession across a range of theatrical disciplines. It’s hugely inspiring to see how much all parties get from the mutual exchange of ideas. The presence of these early-career creative minds in our midst through the year is extremely energising,” he added.
We congratulate Molly on this fantastic achievement and look forward to working with her throughout this 12 month process.