The work of ATC is supported by a Board of Trustees, all hailing from a range of backgrounds.
35 Performances overseas in 2017/18
Sudha is an actor/playwright and a pioneering artistic leader. She is co-founder of Tamasha theatre company where she served as co-artistic director for 26 years. She has written extensively for Tamasha and her landmark plays include Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral (winner of Barclays/TMA Best Musical) an adaptation of the booker shortlisted A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry, and Strictly Dandia (all with Kristine Landon-Smith). Her solo plays include The House of Bilquis bibi (Lorca’s The House of Bernada Alba transposed to contemporary Pakistan) and most recently the critically acclaimed My Name is… which Sudha also adapted for Radio 4.
Sudha’s extensive acting career includes Eastenders, Doctors and Casualty for the BBC, Stella for Sky tv, and most recently she played Sonia Rahman in Coronation Street. Theatre credits include Khandan by Gurpreet Bhatti and Sudha is a regular contributor on Radio 4.
Geraldine Brodie is Associate Professor in Translation Theory and Theatre Translation at University College London and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research centres on theatre translation practices in contemporary London, on which topic she speaks and publishes widely. Recent publications include her monograph The Translator on Stage (Bloomsbury, 2018) and the volume Adapting Translation for the Stage, co-edited with Emma Cole (Routledge, 2017). She is a member of the Clore Leader network, which draws its members from across arts, culture and the creative sector.
Geraldine is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. She has worked in audit, tax, professional development and graduate recruitment for KPMG in London and New York and is the director of a private property investment and management company specialising in the residential and commercial sectors in South East England.
She has served on a range of charitable, voluntary and industry boards and organisations, most recently including the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham and the Barbican Centre Trust. She is also a member of the Wates Foundation, an independent grant-making family trust supporting the charitable and voluntary sector.
Patricia Burns is a barrister at One Essex Court, specialising in commercial law. She has substantial experience of complex, high-value international litigation and alternative dispute resolution, particularly in the field of banking and finance. Patricia is involved in a number of initiatives to promote the recruitment and retention of women at the bar, and is the founding member of One Essex Court’s Wellbeing Committee, which has a particular focus on mental health issues.
Patricia read Law at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2010. In her spare time, Patricia is an avid consumer of theatre, novels and Netflix.
Maria M Delgado is an academic, critic and curator. Professor and Director of Research at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, she is also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
She has published widely in the area of European theatre and Spanish-language theatre and film, including Federico García Lorca (Routledge 2008), ‘Other’ Spanish Theatres (MUP 2003, revised Spanish language edition 2017), Contemporary European Theatre Directors (Routledge, 2010), A History of the Theatre in Spain (Cambridge University Press, 2012), A Companion to Latin-American Cinema (Wiley Blackwell, 2017) and seven further co-edited volumes.
Her film work includes 22 years as a programme adviser on Spanish and Spanish-American cinema to the London Film Festival, and curatorial/programming work for the Ciné Lumière, ICA and BFI Southbank. Maria writes on film and theatre for a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Theatre Times, and European Stages, and is a guest contributor to a range of BBC radio programmes. She is on the board of Governors of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Alan Evans is General Counsel and Director General for Legal Services at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and a member of the department’s Executive Committee. Alan has held a number of other senior legal posts in government - including Legal Director at Defra and BEIS – and chaired and served on several departmental and cross government boards. Earlier in his career, Alan was a legal adviser to the Cabinet Office and at the European Commission. Prior to working in government, Alan practised international commercial litigation at law firms in the City of London. He is a past member of the Law Society’s European and Employment Law Committees.
Alan is passionate about theatre – regularly attending productions at a broad range of venues. He is also a strong advocate for diversity, including as a senior diversity champion in government over the last five years.
Nelson Fernandez is an arts producer and cultural facilitator with long experience of working throughout the world. During a career as an artist, producer, and facilitator, he has worked with organisations of every conceivable size and profile in the fields of dance, drama, opera, and visual arts.
In 1997, after working as a dance artist with companies in the UK, Europe, and North America and later as an independent arts producer, he joined the British Council and was seconded to Visiting Arts, where he developed a a broad spectrum of arts management and cultural leadership programmes dealing with the visual and performing arts.
He left Visiting Arts in 2008 to set up NFA International Arts and Culture. NFA is an arts production company providing specialist services to artists and arts organisations, as well as to foundations, government agencies, and academic institutions involved in international arts and cultural operations. The company undertakes project and event management, strategic development advice, arts management training and development, and brokering of international relationships, bringing together the international expertise and contacts of its two principal directors.
Nelson is a Trustee of Brighton Festival & Dome Ltd., and Theatre O, as well as Deputy Chair of ATC Theatre Company. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Chevalier of France’s Ordre des Arts et Lettres and was awarded an OBE by HM The Queen for services to the arts in the June 2009 Birthday Honours List.
Sarah Grochala is an Anglo-Polish playwright based in London. She is currently Senior Lecturer, Writing for Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, where she leads the MA/MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media.
Her play S-27 won the 2007 iceandfire/Amnesty International Protect the Human Playwriting Competition and premiered at the Finborough Theatre, London in June 2009. Since its first production in 2009, S-27 has been revived in the UK and internationally, including several productions in Australia and also in Canada. S-27 is published by Oberon books and has been translated into Hebrew and French.
Sarah’s other plays include Waiting for Romeo (Istanbul 2014-16), winner of the 2015 Ekin Yazin Dostları Theatre Award for Best Play.
Her work as a writer has been supported and developed by The National Theatre Studio, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Orange Tree, Criterion New Writing Programme, The Orchard Project (USA), The Studios Key West (USA) and OffWestEnd.com. Alongside her playwriting, she currently writes audio dramas for Big Finish Productions.
Sarah was an Associate Artist with Headlong (2012-16), where she worked on creating theatrical experiences using digital media. Her book The Contemporary Political Play, was published by Bloomsbury Methuen. She is currently writing a book on The Theatre of Rupert Goold (Methuen Drama), which will be published in 2020. Sarah was recently awarded a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award for a project exploring the shortage of contemporary European plays in translation on British Stages.
Sanpreet Janjua is a fundraiser with experience in the arts and cultural charitable sector. She started her career as an Arts Fundraising Fellow through the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Fundraising Fellowship Programme. Having completed her Fellowship at Nottingham Playhouse, as well as a few years in post as Fundraising Officer, she is now Development Manager at Awards for Young Musicians.
Sanpreet is passionate about making artistic and creative experiences available to all. She also loves theatre, especially contemporary and new writing by often marginalised and overlooked writers.
Vincent Keaveny is a partner at international law firm, DLA Piper UK LLP. He advises financial institutions and companies throughout the UK and Europe on banking and finance matters. He was elected as Alderman for the Ward of Farringdon Within in the City of London in 2013 and served as Sheriff of the City of London in 2018/19. He has been a member of a number of City of London Corporation Committees and currently sits on the Policy & Resources Committee.
Vincent is also the Court of Aldermen's representative trustee on the Board of the Sir John Soane's Museum. Vincent is a director/trustee of the contemporary music ensemble, Exaudi. Vincent was Master of the City of London Solicitors’ Company in 2014/15. He served on the Committee of the City of London Law Society from 2006 to 2013 and was President of the Society in 2014/15.
Michael Quine started out after university as the Law Society's first Statistician then saw the light and moved into arts (theatre mostly) management. For a dozen or so years he was chief exec of a succession of theatres, the last being York Theatre Royal, all of which he pulled back into financial security. He then went to City University London to teach and run postgraduate courses in arts & cultural policy and management.
During over 20 years there he developed substantial international links encouraging student and academic staff mobility while also carrying out consultancy work – notably to secure the future of Jersey Opera House, and as co-director of the DCMS 2001 Cultural Industries Mapping Document. For its initial six years he was a Jury Member for the European Cultural Foundation's €10,000 Young Cultural Policy Researcher Award. Now living just to the south of the Peak District, he is working to develop an audience for touring theatre in the Staffordshire Moorlands. He is a regular visitor to the State Theatre Academy in St Petersburg.