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Julia Thomas - Artistic Director

Julia was the RTYDS director at Curve, Leicester and prior to this and was Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio in partnership with National Theatre Wales. She is also a member of the Directors Lab at the Lincoln Center Theatre New York participating in an international lab on ‘Making Theater in a Time of Change’. 

Julia is an experienced dramaturg, specialising in working with writers, and has developed the WritersLab initiative at Curve. Julia was a gatherer for Leicester on My Country, a Work In Progress for the National Theatre and is also a Director for National Theatre Connections. 

As Director: Two by Jim Cartwright (Derby Theatre), George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl/David Wood and Burning Books by Jess Green (Curve) Our Day Out by Willy Russell, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (Curve/DMU), Jason and the Argonauts by Mark Williams (Blackwood and RCT Theatres), This Incredible Life by Alan Harris (Canoe/Ffwrnes), blue/orange by Joe Penhall (Canoe/Sherman Theatre), Marsha by Alan Harris (Capital Fringe Washington DC), Sonata by Iestyn Arwel and Fun Palaces (Wales Millennium Centre).

As Associate/Resident Director: The Witches (Curve/West Yorkshire Playhouse- Dir- Nikolai Foster). Say it with Flowers (Sherman Theatre tour- Dir. Pia Furtado).

As Assistant Director: What the Butler Saw, The Witches, A Streetcar Named Desire, Legally Blonde (Curve - Dir. Nikolai Foster), Iliad (National Theatre Wales - Dir. Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes), High Society (National Tour - Dir. Anna Linstrum), A Provincial Life (NTW/Sherman - Dir. Peter Gill), Diary of a Madman (Living Pictures - Dir. Sinead Rushe).

Megan Price - Creative Producer

Megan grew up in the theatre and, after years in roles on and off stage as part of both Clwyd and Llanelli Youth Theatres, studied Arts Management at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She began her career in Arts Marketing at Chapter, where she is now Marketing Manager, having spent some time specialising in digital marketing and social media.