A NEW face at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is aiming to change the way people think about the Bard.
Louisa Davies has been appointed the trust’s first head of creative programme, having previously been events manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she was responsible for developing a day time programme for visitors to the theatre buildings, and engaging them with the playwright’s work.
Louisa also works as independent creative producer on a range of projects incorporating theatre, spoken word, outdoor arts and music – and is a semi-professional musician.
She is a board member of Birmingham-based theatre company The Bone Ensemble, and has previously served on the boards of Foursight Theatre and The Other Way Works.
Trust cultural engagement director Delia Garratt said: “We are delighted to welcome Louisa to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as we embark on ambitious plans to transform the way people see and think about Shakespeare.
“Louisa brings a wealth of experience to help us deliver a compelling programme of artistic activity that will offer fresh creative interpretations of our historic properties, our collections and our learning programmes.”
The new role has been made possible with the award of funding from Arts Council England.