Kate Wasserberg joins Theatr Clwyd

Published: 5 March 2023
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Kate Wasserberg

Kate Wasserberg is to take over as artistic director at Wales’s biggest producing theatre, Theatr Clwyd.

Award-winning Wasserberg is well-connected to the local theatre landscape having been artistic director at The Other Room in Cardiff which won The Stage Newspaper Award’s Fringe Theatre of the Year under her tenure, and associate director at Theatr Clwyd. She is the joint editor of Methuen’s Contemporary Welsh Plays.

She has directed major national and international touring productions. Her Theatr Clwyd credits encompass All My Sons, Insignificance and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice with other credits including The Glee Club, Glengarry Glen Ross, Gaslight and Dancing at Lughnasa. She has won two Wales Theatre Awards for Best Director.

Wasserberg said of her new role, “I am so delighted to be joining the amazing team at Theatr Clwyd to take this remarkable organisation into a bright future. Wales has the best artists in the world and I am beyond honoured to have the opportunity to make my home there.

"In our extraordinary new building, we will make a home for audiences, artists and the community that is world-class in its artistic output and the way it cares for people. I have watched with joy a culture of kindness and ambition being grown at Theatr Clwyd, and I want to thank the board for seeing in me a leader who can continue to build on these values.

"I can’t wait to begin!”

Kate Wasserberg takes over from Tamara Harvey who joins the Royal Shakespeare Company as co-artistic director.