Grace Gummer has been announced as the first winner of the National Theatre’s Women of Tomorrow Directors Award.
This new award was created in partnership with the Chanel Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture, and the Yard Theatre in East London. Over 160 names were in consideration for the accolade.
The benefits of the award include Gummer working as resident director in the National Theatre’s new work department for the next six months, before staging her own production at the Yard Theatre this autumn.
Having seen Gummer’s sensitive and incisive direction of GERM FREE ADOLESCENT at The Bunker last November, I can say from experience that she is a well-deserved winner.