Jennifer Tang named as the Young Vic’s next Genesis Fellow

7 January 2020

The next Genesis Fellow at the Young Vic is to be director Jennifer Tang.

Jennifer is an award-winning theatre-maker and stage director specialising in making new work across multiple disciplines. Her practice spans new writing, devised work and theatre with music and she has extensive experience of working with communities and young people.

Jennifer will take over the role of Genesis Fellow in April from Nadia Latif who concludes her tenure at the Young Vic with the sell-out, acclaimed production of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview.

The Genesis Fellowship, a two-year grant supported by the Genesis Foundation, enables the recipient to develop their craft as a theatre director while working closely with the Young Vic’s Artistic Director, Kwame Kwei-Armah. Opportunities while in the post include supporting the theatre’s programming and artistic planning, contributing to the work of the Young Vic’s Directors Program and mentoring Genesis Future Directors Award recipients. Previous Genesis Fellows include Nadia Latif, Gbolahan Obisesan, Natalie Abrahami, Joe Hill-Gibbins and Carrie Cracknell.

The Genesis Fellow is just one of the opportunities at the Young Vic funded by the Genesis Foundation. As its founder and chairman, John Studzinski, says: “Supporting creatives in the early stages of their professional lives is central to our work. The Genesis Fellowship, now in its tenth year, has proven to be one of the finest training opportunities in the UK for talented young directors thanks to the quality of the Young Vic’s artistic leadership.”

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