New literary manager for The Space

London theatre news: Monday 22 July 2019

Appointments - Off-West End - Theatres

The Space announces the appointment of Mike Carter as its new Literary Manager.
Mike Carter - new literary manager at The Space

Mike Carter - image courtesy The Space

The Space have announced the appointment of Mike Carter as Literary Manager.

Mike is joining the team with a keen focus on continuing to grow the Space into an exciting new writing venue and incubator of emerging talent.

Mike's inauguration at The Space was with a short play for the appropriately named 'Theatre of Inspirations' Scratch night back in 2009.

That piece, entitled "The Trunk", made a return for the Space's 15th Anniversary show and went on to full production in 2014.

Mr Carter has been a regular visitor since then, contributing to numerous new writing initiatives alongside sharing his own work.

In recent years he has read hundreds of submissions, alongside a fabulous reader team, for the Space's ScriptSpace new writing initiative and was dramaturg for the 2019 Foreword Festival which saw four talented emerging playwrights share their debut plays, launching their distinct and powerful voices.

Alongside his work at the Space, Mike is a founder of The London Playwriting Lab workshops, hosts the monthly South London Writers' Group and co-hosts Playwriting at The Pit and Clapham Omnibus workshops.

Mike said ...

"I, like many, have benefitted from the fantastic spirit of generosity Adam and the team at the Space have developed towards new work and new artists.

It's in the building's DNA as is evident from the quality and variety of companies that perform week in week out.

I'm incredibly proud to join and contribute with a focus on bringing more new writing to the Isle of Dogs.

Watch this Space."

About the Space

The Space is a performing arts centre based in a converted church on the Isle of Dogs, East London and managed by St Paul's Arts Trust.

The venue programmes over 200 performances a year incorporating an exciting mixture of classics, revivals and new writing from new, emerging and established theatre artists.

The in-house theatre company, Space Productions, is dedicated to staging accessible, ambitious and inventive theatre.

And the community theatre project SpaceWorks provides workshops and performance opportunities for local children and adults and training in a wide range of technical theatre and arts administration skills.

Since 2015 The Space has managed the Crossrail Place Roof Garden performance space in Canary Wharf.

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