We are delighted to announce that Finn Love has been appointed as LADA’s new Programmes Manager and Joseph Morgan Scofield has been appointed as our new Coordinator.
Finn takes over from Megan Vaughan who is leaving LADA in July 2018 to focus on her PhD and publishing commitments. Megan joined LADA as Programmes Manager in April 2016 and has combined that role with her work as a blogger, starting her PhD at Royal Holloway University researching 'outsider' theatre criticism, and mentoring on several programmes for young and aspiring critics.
Finn graduated from Queen Mary University, London in 2015 with a BA in Drama, and in 2016 with an MA in Theatre and Performance. They have worked with several arts organisations in both production and administration including LIFT, In Between Time and SPILL and joined LADA as Coordinator in January 2017. Finn is also a dancer and drag queen, performing regularly across London, the UK and internationally.
“I’m beyond thrilled to be appointed as Programmes Manager. I’ve learned so much in the past year working at LADA as Coordinator, and this opportunity – to continue to work and grow with the organisation – is an exciting challenge. I discovered Live Art largely through LADA’s work and it changed my life, so the chance to further coordinate and contribute to our opportunities and programmes is a total honour. Having graduated from my MA at Queen Mary in 2016, it’s also massively exciting to be able to work further with QMUL on our new MA Live Art. I really can’t wait to get started.”
Joseph Morgan Scofield will take over from Finn as LADA Coordinator in June 2018. Joseph graduated from Queen Mary University, London in 2016 with an MA in Theatre and Performance. They most recently worked for the National Student Drama Festival as the Festival Administrator. Joseph is also a practicing artist working around queerness, the body and transformation, and co-produces FUTURE RITUAL, a performance platform for artists working at the intersection of marginalisation and ritual.
“I’m utterly delighted to be joining the Live Art Development Agency. Working at LADA has been an ambition of mine for a long time, and I’m excited about the opportunity to contribute to the important work LADA does, and to the wider Live Art sector. As many of us increasingly experience a growing sense of uncertainty and instability, Live Art is uniquely placed to help us process, understand, resist and survive. I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
Banner image credit:(Left) Joseph Morgan Schofield, Credit Jemima Yong. (Right) Finn Love, Credit Eivind Hansen
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