Jemima Levick appointed as Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Stellar Quines.
Today Marilyn Imrie, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Stellar Quines Theatre Company, announced that Jemima Levick has been appointed as the new Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Stellar Quines. She will take up post after the current Artistic Director for the past twenty years, Muriel Romanes, steps down at the end of April 2016. Muriel Romanes said that she is thrilled, delighted and excited that Jemima is taking the helm.
Marilyn Imrie, Chair of Stellar Quines Theatre Company, said:
“The board of Stellar Quines look forward very much to working with Jemima, and feel confident she will take the company on from the superb foundations laid so brilliantly by Muriel Romanes.”
Jemima has been Artistic Director at Dundee Rep Theatre since 2013, and prior to that was Associate Director for 3 years. She trained at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and also on a Scottish Arts Council Director Traineeship.
She has won and been nominated for a number of awards and has directed more than 18 productions at the Rep, most recently The Witches, Great Expectations, James & the Giant Peach and The Glass Menagerie.
Prior to joining the Rep she worked freelance as a director and producer with a number of companies, including the Royal Lyceum Theatre, The National Theatre of Scotland, The Tron, Stellar Quines Theatre Company, Perissology Theatre Productions, Borderline, Grid Iron Theatre Company, The Traverse and Paines Plough.
Jemima Levick said on her appointment:
“I am thrilled to take on the mantle of Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Stellar Quines. I have a huge admiration of Muriel and of all the women who have contributed to the successes that have made it the company it is today.
I’ve learnt a huge amount at Dundee Rep for which I will always be grateful, but am looking forward to this new step and a new challenge.
Stellar Quines is an incredibly important organisation for the Scottish theatre community and beyond. At a time when equality and the work of women remain sharply in focus, it is crucial that we have a dedicated organisation that works to promote, support and encourage artists and audiences to broaden our outlook on this agenda. I look forward to building on the company’s previous successes, while carving out a new and expansive future that is radical and relevant.”
Leonie Bell, Director, Art and Engagement at Creative Scotland said: “We are delighted by Jemima Levick’s appointment as Stellar Quines’ Artistic Director & Chief Executive. Having benefited from the support and guidance of Muriel Romanes at pivotal moments early in her own career, Jemima is ideally placed to continue the company’s tradition of nurturing female theatre makers at all stages on their creative journey whilst bringing her own celebrated artistic vision to the next chapter of the company”
Nick Parr, Chief Executive of Dundee Rep Theatre said: “Jemima has done an extraordinary job over the last seven years at Dundee Rep. In a world of intense competition and choice; she has enhanced Dundee Rep’s reputation for quality theatre with programming that is full of ambition and creativity. Jemima has won and been nominated for a number of awards and has directed more than 18 productions at the Rep including Beauty and the Beast, The Elephant Man and most recently The Glass Menagerie , Great Expectations and The Witches. She has also made an outstanding contribution to championing accessibility and diversity at Dundee Rep such as last year’s production Blood Wedding.
“She is one of Scottish theatre’s great talents. I know that everyone who has worked with Jemima has huge admiration for what she has delivered in Dundee. On behalf of everyone at the Rep, I wish her well for the future.