We announce six new Associate Artists, in recognition of their huge contributions to our work.

Our Artistic Director Gregory Doran this week has appointed six new Associate Artists. They are:

  • Angus Jackson for his work on the Rome season of plays, now at the Barbican
  • Ayse Tashkiran for all her movement work with the company
  • Maria Aberg, whose productions include Doctor Faustus and next year's The Duchess of Malfi
  • Christopher Luscombe - currently directing Twelfth Night and recently directed Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won
  • Polly Findlay, whose recent work includes The Alchemist and will direct Macbeth next year
  • Mike Poulton for his adaptations of The Canterbury Tales, Morte D’Arthur, Wolf Hall, and currently Imperium

Actor David Troughton (Titus Andronicus) is moving from Associate Artist to Honorary Associate Artist for his work for the company over the decades, which will include Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor next summer.

David Troughton
David Troughton will be playing Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor next summer.

What are RSC Associate Artists?

Our Associate and Honorary Associate Artists are not part of our formal governance structure. They are appointed by our Artistic Director as people who have made an outstanding contribution to the life and reputation of the RSC. 

The Associate Artist title is offered as a thank you and acknowledgment of an artist’s achievements with the company. There is no payment, but we expect that they will be involved in shaping the future life of the company. Associates receive a regular update on our plans and current news with the invitation to feedback thoughts, discuss ideas and to take part in consultations and discussions with the Artistic Director and creative team as appropriate. We also hope that they will have the opportunity to work with us again.