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Alice wins 

The playwright Alice Birch, currently working with ICT on a new play to be performed in March (details coming very soon), has won a major Arts Foundation Award.

Alice won the Playwrighting Award worth £10,000.  Read more here.


New Executive Director announced

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Adam Coleman as our first ever Executive Director.  Adam will work alongside our Artistic Director Ned Glasier to co-run the company.
Adam is currently Head of Young People’s Strategy at Lyric Hammersmith, West’s London largest producing theatre. Alongside a programme of work on stage the Lyric has a national reputation for its programme of work for children and young people which engages over 1,000 participants each year.
As Head of Young People’s Strategy Adam has been responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of this programme and for supporting business planning for the Lyric’s £16.5m capital extension which due to open in October 2014.
Prior to joining the Lyric in 2009 Adam was Project Co-ordinator for the Southbank and Bankside Cultural Quarter and also spent five years in local government working for the Arts Service at the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. 
The Chair of Islington Community Theatre, James Kempton, said:
We are delighted to welcome Adam to Islington Community Theatre as our first Executive Director.  He is passionate about working with young people and has exactly the right skills to help us gain the wider recognition our innovative approach to creating theatre deserves. We look forward very much to working with him as co-CEO with Ned Glasier at such a dynamic point in the company's growth.

Adam Coleman said:
I have long admired the work of Islington Community Theatre and am massively excited to be joining the team at such a pivotal moment in its history. Islington Community Theatre creates exciting, original theatre which can only be made by young people and in doing so I feel they offer something unique and important to the wider UK theatre ecology. I look forward to working alongside Ned to realise the ambition and potential of such a talented and inspirational company of young theatre makers.


Adam will join ICT in January.


Doyin wins Islington Speakout Challenge

ICT member Doyin Ajiboye, 15, won Islington's Speakout Challenge yesterday at Mt Carmel School.

The Speakout Challenge, a Jack Petchey Project, is a national public speaking competition for Year 10 students and Doyin will now be going forward into the national final.

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