Kevin Jamieson has left Harrogate Theatre after 10-years to become Senior Producer at a new culture hub in Manchester called HOME
Jasper Gilbert has also been appointed as Technical Director and Head of Production.
Both will be involved in delivering the artistic aims of the organisation, with Jasper Gilbert working across theatre, visual art and film, and Kevin Jamieson on HOME’s theatre programme. They will work closely with Walter Meierjohann, Artistic Director: Theatre, Sarah Perks, Artistic Director: Visual Arts, and the soon to be appointed Artistic Director: Film.
Kevin Jamieson moves to HOME from Harrogate Theatre, where he has been Executive Producer for the past 10 years. At Harrogate, Kevin has worked with over 20 associate companies to develop more than 60 new productions as well as overseeing Harrogate Theatre’s produced and visiting productions. He has developed Harrogate Comedy Festival, now regarded as one of the leading comedy festivals in the country and 2s Company, an annual mini festival of intimate shows for small audiences in unusual environments. Kevin has also worked at Wakefield Theatres and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
On his appointment, Kevin Jamieson said: Walter’s ongoing site-specific programme is already setting a high bar for brave, contemporary theatre and I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to HOME and being a part of its future!
Jasper Gilbert also joins HOME from the Nottingham Playhouse, where as production manager he has produced and co-produced with theatres across the UK since 2010. Before Nottingham Playhouse, Jasper worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company. There, he worked as Stage Manager, Tour Manager and Production Manager in both London and Stratford. As Production Manager for The Company’s Regional Tour, Jasper expanded the company’s touring brief across Europe into the Far East and the USA. He has also worked as Technical Director for University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, USA, with ITV, as Technical Production Manager with the Liverpool Culture Company to produce the European City of Culture and as Technical Director at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
On his appointment, Jasper Gilbert said: I’m really excited to be joining HOME at its inception and to be working with such a talented team across a diverse programme of contemporary produced and visiting theatre productions, visual art exhibition and films.
Walter Meierjohann added: Jasper and Kevin will bring a wealth of experience to HOME and I’m thrilled to have them on the team as we look towards and begin to realise our opening spring 2015 programme.
Sarah Perks said: It’s an exciting moment in the development of HOME as these senior roles are recruited and start working on the opening. I’m really looking forward to exploring how we can work across art forms and fully exploit the use of technology in the brave new world of HOME.