Genesis Future Directors Award Winner Nancy Medina appointed Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic
23 June 2022
Nancy Medina, 2017 recipient of the Genesis Future Directors Award, has been named the new Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic. She will take over from Tom Morris in Spring 2023.
Originally from New York, Nancy has lived in Bristol for 14 years, and is the current Co-Artistic Director of Bristol School of Acting. In relation to her new position at Bristol Old Vic, she said “I feel a great sense of awe and excitement to be embarking on a journey that will contribute to the great legacy of leading England’s oldest working theatre”.
Nancy directed Yellowman (2017) at Genesis Foundation partner the Young Vic, as part of her Genesis Future Directors Award. She then went on to direct Trouble in Mind (2021) at Genesis Foundation partner the National Theatre, and Strange Fruit (2029) at the Bush Theatre. Next month, she will direct The Darkest Part of the Night by Zodwa Nyoni at the Kiln Theatre, which runs from 14 July to 13 August 2022.
The Genesis Future Directors Award was established in 2012. It was created to support and nurture emerging directors by providing them with an opportunity to explore and develop their craft, as they create their first fully-resourced stage production.
Bristol Old Vic is also where Genesis Foundation Prize winner George Turvey will be developing a large-scale new play with playwright Samuel Bailey. Listen to the two artists discuss this project on our podcast.