We are excited to announce that award-winning theatre-maker and director Jennifer Tang has been named the next Genesis Fellow and Associate Director at the Young Vic.
Jennifer is an award-winning theatre-maker and stage director, specialising in making new work across multiple disciplines. Her practice spans new writing, devised work and theatre with music, and she has extensive experience of working with communities and young people.
Jennifer will take over the role of Young Vic Genesis Fellow and Associate Director in April 2020 from Nadia Latif, who concludes her tenure at the Young Vic with the sell-out, acclaimed production of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview.
'I first fell in love with the Young Vic in 2010, when the theatre gave me my very first opportunity as a young director through their brilliant Taking Part department. I’m so thrilled to be part of this building in a new phase of its life; to help programme and champion a diverse range of work from exceptional artists, and to support the development of the next generation of directors, storytellers and audiences through the Director's Program. It’s such an honour to be given this opportunity; I can’t wait to get started.' - Jennifer Tang
Young Vic Artistic Director, Kwame Kwei-Armah said: I am delighted today to announce Jennifer Tang as the next Genesis Fellow. She joins the Young Vic with an eclectic body of work already under her belt, and I am looking forward to working alongside her.'
The Genesis Fellowship, a two-year grant supported by the Genesis Foundation, enables the recipient to develop their craft as a theatre director whilst working closely with the Young Vic’s Artistic Director. Opportunities whilst in post include supporting the theatre’s programming and artistic planning, contributing to the work of the Young Vic’s Directors Program and mentoring Genesis Future Directors Award recipients.
Previous Genesis Fellows include Nadia Latif, Gbolahan Obisesan, Natalie Abrahami, Carrie Cracknell and Joe Hill-Gibbins.