Genesis Future Directors Award winner Nancy Medina wins RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2018

8 August 2018

Nancy Medina, recipient of the 2017 Genesis Future Directors Award, is this year’s winner of the Royal Theatrical Support Trust’s Sir Peter Hall Director award.

As part of the award, Medina will get the opportunity to direct a play on the Royal Stage at Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton in a co-production between Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre. The play will be produced as part of Royal & Derngate’s ‘Made in Northampton’ programme in 2019, and will subsequently go on tour to main house theatres. In addition to this, the RTST will give a £50,000 grant to Royal & Derngate to be applied towards the costs of the production.

In November 2017, Medina directed Pulitzer-Prize nominated drama, Yellowman, at the Young Vic as part of her tenure as a Genesis Future Director. Medina was the co-recipient of the 2017 Genesis Future Directors Award with fellow director Lucy J Skilbeck.

The Genesis Future Directors Award nurtures and develops emerging young directors by providing them with an invaluable opportunity to explore and develop their craft while creating their first fully resourced production at the Young Vic, without the scrutiny of the media.

To read more about Medina’s production of Yellowman, click here.

For more information on the Genesis Future Directors Award, click here.