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Beth becomes new work associate at Leicester’s Curve

Published: 9 March 2019

Writer, theatre-maker and producer Beth Shouler is to join Leicester’s Curve in the newly created position of new work associate.

She will deliver projects including plays, musicals, dance and digital as well as leading artist development, championing local talent and diversity and developing both artists and audiences for the future.

Originally from Nottingham and a Curve Breakthrough artist, Shouler specialises in developing work by and for young people. She has also worked with large groups of young people and community companies, offering early-career artists support to develop their craft.

Curve's chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster said, “Beth will be a phenomenal addition to our team. The number of Made at Curve productions and new work continue to grow. Beth's passion and commitment to artists goes to the heart of all this work.

“Developing local artists, writers, new musicals and telling local stories is paramount at Curve and we look forward to Beth furthering this work, challenging and inspiring us all.”

Shouler has worked as a director and facilitator with various companies including the Almeida, Nottingham Playhouse, Derby Theatre, Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts, Nottinghamshire touring company New Perspectives and the European Theatre Convention.

Commenting on her new role, Shouler said, “the East Midlands is becoming one of the most exciting places to be an artist and it’s a real privilege to support artists, create opportunities for work to be made locally and find ways to grow the theatre-making ecology more broadly.

“Curve makes brilliant shows and it's an incredibly friendly building. I'm really looking forward to being part of the organisation and joining such a talented team.”

Steve Orme