Annie Kershaw wins the Young Vic’s 2024 Genesis Future Directors Award 

8 February 2024

A headshot of Annie Kershaw.

(c) Giorgia Young

Annie Kershaw is the recipient of the Young Vic‘s 2024 Genesis Future Directors Award, a highly sought after professional training opportunity that enables early-career artists to direct a production at the theatre. 

Annie is currently the Carne Deputy Director at Jermyn Street Theatre. She was Associate Director on Best of Enemies in the West End and previously the Jerwood Assistant Director at the Young Vic. Her other directing credits include Hedda Gabler, Safe (Reading Rep); Light (Five Shorts at the Young Vic); It’s A Flawed World After All (Flawstate); THIS IS NOT A PROTEST (Reading Thames Festival); Ulysses (Jermyn Street Theatre). Assistant director credits include Jekyll & Hyde, Dorian (Reading Rep); Henry II, Romeo and Juliet (Rabble Theatre). 

The Genesis Future Directors Award programme, run by the Young Vic in partnership with the Genesis Foundation, provides early-career directors with the opportunity to explore and develop their craft by creating their first fully resourced production at the Young Vic, with mentoring and support from the theatre’s core artistic team.  

Further details for Annie’s chosen play will be announced in due course. 

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