Dadiow Lin announced as the 2019 Genesis Future Directors Award winner at the Young Vic

19 June 2019

Dadiow Lin has been awarded the latest Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic. She will now be working with the Young Vic team to select her play, which will open in the Clare theatre in October.

Dadiow is an Associate Lecturer in the Theatre and Performance department at Goldsmiths, University of London. She began her career as an Assistant Director at the National Theatre of Taiwan, before moving to London to complete an MA in Devised Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Dadiow has developed her own theatre company, Theatre Counterpoint and has produced professional productions in venues such as Camden People’s Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and Rich Mix.

Fellow 2019 Genesis Future Directors Award winner, Caitriona Shoobridge, opens her production of Ivan and the Dogs by Hattie Naylor from 10 – 20 July.

Created in 2012, the Genesis Future Directors Award supports and nurtures emerging directors, providing them with the opportunity to explore and develop their craft whilst staging a fully resourced production at the Young Vic. Previous recipients of the award include Lekan Lawal (2018), Debbie Hannan (2018), John Wilkinson (2017), Nancy Medina (2017), Lucy J Skilbeck (2016), Bryony Shanahan (2016), Ola Ince (2016), Rikki Henry (2015), Tinuke Craig (2014), Finn Beames (2014), Matthew Xia (2013) and Ben Kidd (2012).

The Genesis Foundation has supported the Young Vic for over 15 years and currently funds the Genesis Fellow and Genesis Fellow Production Fund, the Genesis Future Directors Awards and the Genesis Directors Network.

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