Deli double act

Published: 20 June 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Nathan Geering
Ryan Harston

Nathan Geering and Ryan Harston have been appointed joint artistic directors at Sheffield based artist development charity Theatre Deli.

Yorkshire-born Harston's career covers two decades as associate artist with CAST theatre in Doncaster and as the artistic director of theatre and film collective URBANconceptz, amongst many other projects.

Geering's credits include as a TEDx speaker, published author and multi-award-winning film maker; he is also an appointed commissioner of the Sheffield Race Equality Commission and champions racial equality and diversity.

Both will continue to work outside of Theatre Deli which has venues in both London and Sheffield.

Geering said, “for the first time, Theatre Deli has black artistic and creative leadership and its programming will reflect the cultural diversity of each city that our venues reside in. This appointment marks a new and exciting era for the organisation and I am really looking forward to cultivating excellence within our communities and setting new standards in accessible theatre.”