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Anthony Simpson-Pike

Last updated: October 14, 2020

Anthony Simpson-Pike is a director and dramaturg. He previously worked at The Gate Theatre as Associate Director. Recent directorial work includes The Ridiculous Darkness by Wolfram Lotz at The Gate and Staff Directing on Master Harold and the Boys at the National Theatre.

As a dramaturg he has developed two seasons of work at The Gate Theatre and was selected as a dramaturg for The Royal Court's International Residency as well as leading the Royal Court's International Project in the English Speaking Caribbean. Working on a range of freelance work encompassing dance and theatre, in 2018 he dramaturged the LTC's Artist Climate Lab and co-curated the 2019 lab. He was also invited to be the visiting guest artist at the Banff International Playwrighting Residency in Canada in 2019. Anthony will also be a visiting tutor on the new MA Dramaturgy at Birkbeck University. He has been a finalist for the 20th JMK award and 2019 RTST award and was selected by the British Council to attend DirectorsLab North in Toronto.

Working across mediums, Anthony has also directed multiple audio dramas for Tamasha Theatre Company. As a facilitator, with a passion for theatre centring young people and communities, he has worked at The Gate, The Royal Court, The Young Vic, National Theatre and The Globe.