Artistic Director Robert Hastie announces new Associates

Artistic Director of Sheffield TheatresRobert Hastie, has appointed three new Associates for the company – Javaad Alipoor, Artistic Director of Bradford based Northern Lines; award-winning director Caroline Steinbeis, and leading casting director Wendy Spon.

Javaad Alipoor is a writer and theatre director. As Resident Associate Director, he combines his associateship with his Arts Council funded role as part of the Change Makers Programme.

Caroline Steinbeis has worked at the National Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange and the Royal Court.

Wendy Spon returns to Sheffield Theatres, where she was previously Head of Casting. She is currently Head of Casting at the National Theatre.

All three Associates will work with Robert Hastie and the artistic team in Sheffield on future projects.

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Sheffield Theatres is the largest theatre complex outside London. Across our three auditoria: the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, we offer a huge variety of home-grown and touring productions, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities.