LAMDA and ATC welcome new Associate Director

Ameera Conrad announced as LAMDA's new Associate Director.

15 April 2021

We are thrilled to announce that Ameera Conrad has been appointed as LAMDA’s new Associate Director, in partnership with Actors Touring Company. 

The post is funded by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary (WCJB) with the aim of improving socio-economic diversity within the arts sector and removing barriers to employment.  

In her new role, Ameera (she/they) will be working with Matthew Xia and LAMDA Director Sarah Frankcom in the development and realisation of new projects. Both organisations will support and showcase Ameera’s artistic practice and offer key professional development to a theatre-maker at a crucial stage of their career.  The appointment begins on April 19 and runs for 12 months. 

Ameera is a theatre-maker from Cape Town, South Africa. She is an Associate Artist for the National Youth Theatre and is a visiting lecturer for Mountview’s MA Theatre for Community and Education. Her work focuses on decolonising the canon of theatre and amplifying the stories of marginalised groups.  

LAMDA Director, Sarah Frankcom said, “In looking for the right candidate for this opportunity, we sought a person with confidence, courage, and a breadth of experience in all areas of theatre making and performance. We are delighted to have found those exact qualities in Ameera Conrad, who will bring a creative activist voice to the work of LAMDA, and thereby inspire our students to launch forth with that same force and integrity.” 

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries is a programme to empower more people from low socio-economic backgrounds into cultural careers, especially in providing a pathway to leadership roles. Across the UK there are 50 exciting opportunities to develop a career in the arts, with each post playing an important part in the host organisation.