Appointment of Associate Artistic Director and Associate Artists
Artistic Director, Michelle Terry, welcomes a new core team of Globe Associates and Associate Artists to Shakespeare’s Globe.
‘I am so proud to announce my core team of Associate Artists who will help guide and deliver on the season, as well as support the development and continuing exploration of The Globe Ensemble. Most of the artists have worked with us in some capacity this season and I am so excited to welcome Sean Holmes to the Globe family.’ — Michelle Terry
Sean Holmes will join the Globe as Associate Artistic Director. Sean was the Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive of the Lyric Hammersmith for almost a decade. During his tenure, Sean directed productions including the Olivier Award-winning Blasted, the worldwide hit Ghost Stories, the ground-breaking Secret Theatre project. He introduced Pantomime to the Lyric, and, through its ground-breaking work with young people, ensured the Lyric was accessible, welcoming and inclusive. Sean also jointly oversaw the Lyric’s capital development project (2012-2015).
Joining Sean as Globe Associates are: Athena Stevens, Brendan O’Hea, Federay Holmes, and Siân Williams as well as members of the Hamlet/As You Like It Ensemble, as Associate Artists: Catrin Aaron, Yarit D’Or, James Garnon, Colin Hurley, Bettrys Jones, Richard Katz, Jack Laskey, Deb Machin, Nadia Nadarajah, Mary O’Hanlon, Ellan Parry, Pearce Quigley, Shubham Saraf, Helen Schlesinger, Rob Walker, Elle While, and Tanika Yearwood.
Athena Stevens most recently wrote and starred in Schism (Finborough Theatre and Park Theatre), she is also a spokesperson for the Women’s Equality Party.
Brendan O’Hea directed this year’s Voter’s Choice touring shows. A director, actor, and education practitioner, Brendan has previously performed in a number of productions at the Globe most recently in Cymbeline (2015).
Federay Holmes co-directed this year’s Hamlet and As You Like It, and most recently Sonnet Sunday. She directed ‘Shakespeare in the Abbey’, a Globe co-production with Mark Rylance.
Siân Williams has choreographed at the Globe for nearly two decades, including productions such as The Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Tempest, Globe to Globe Hamlet, and Twelfth Night, Richard III (West End, Broadway). Siân founded The Kosh dance theatre company with Michael Merwitzer and has performed in all its productions.