The 8th INK Festival will be on April 11th – 14th 2024
Julia Sowerbutts –
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Jane Zarins –
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Sally Ball –
John Bainer, Merlyn Agnew-Haycraft, Fiona Sanderson
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Cate Evans –
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Tor Stewart –
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Chair: Anthony Mackintosh, with John Bainer, Ben Elder, Rob Gildon, Alastair King, Julia Sowerbutts and Simon Trewin. For all other enquiries
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Julia Sowerbutts is Artistic Director & Co-founder of INK. Julia studied at Durham University, London Drama Studio and at UEA, gaining distinction in a Theatre Directing MA. She has worked extensively as an actress, director, and producer and formed INK particularly to enable creatives, whatever their experience.
As former Head of Drama in both Suffolk and Norfolk schools Jane has extensive experience of working with young people. She is a passionate advocate of INK Festival and INK’s extensive work in the community, to engage new writers and promote new writing. The cherry on the cake is getting to direct some wonderful and exciting new work!
James Christopher is an associate director of INK. Previous lives include film critic of The Times, theatre critic of the Sunday Express, and deputy theatre editor of Time Out.
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