Writer and Director Nadia Latif is named Genesis Fellow at the Young Vic

23 January 2018

Writer and Director Nadia Latif has been chosen as the next Genesis Fellow at the Young Vic theatre.

Nadia’s most recent credits as a director include: Fall of the Kingdom and Rise of the Footsoldier with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against A Brick Wall at the Soho Theatre and Homegrown with the National Youth Theatre. She trained at RADA under renowned theatre director and former artistic director of the Royal Court Bill Gaskill and has since worked exclusively in new writing. Nadia has worked with the Almeida, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Bush Theatre, Theatre503 and the Arcola. She is currently developing a number of short and feature length film projects.

Nadia begins her tenure as Genesis Fellow in January 2018 and will have the opportunity to work with David Lan and incoming Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah.

The Genesis Fellowship is a one-year grant enabling an emerging theatre director to develop their craft whilst working closely with the Young Vic’s Artistic Director. The Genesis Foundation has supported the Young Vic for more than ten years in running the most comprehensive training programme for directors in the UK.  In addition to the Genesis Fellowship, the Genesis Foundation also supports the Genesis Directors Network and the Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic.

Past Genesis Fellows include: Gbolahan Obisesan (Cuttin’ It and Sus), Natalie Abrahami (Wings, Happy Days and Ah, Wilderness!), Joe Hill-Gibbins (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure) and Carrie Cracknell (Macbeth, co-directed with Lucy Guerin).

To read more about Nadia Latif’s work, click here.

To find out more about the Foundation’s partnership with the Young Vic, click here.