New Executive Director

New Executive Director

Friday, 8 March, 2013

Theatre Company Rifco Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Savery as Executive Director.

Bryan joins Rifco in this newly created role to work in tandem with the Artistic Director, Pravesh Kumar, to further develop and shape the strategic development and creative success of the company.

Anna Jones, Chair of the Board for Rifco Arts said: “The Board of Rifco Arts are delighted to welcome Bryan Savery. His dynamic, entrepreneurial and forward thinking approach suits our company and his diversity and wealth of experience will enable Rifco Arts to continue pushing the boundaries of performing arts and presenting and touring ambitious work.”

Rifco Arts creates vibrant, accessible and high quality theatre that reflects and celebrates the contemporary British Asian experience. Rifco productions include the award-winning ‘Britain’s Got Bhangra’, ‘MummyJi Presents’, ‘Where’s my Desi Soulmate?, ‘It Ain’t All Bollywood’, ‘There’s Something About Simmy’ and ‘The Deranged Marriage’.

On accepting the position, Bryan said: “Rifco Arts has an enviable track record of delivering entertaining, accessible and high quality work that engages and delights audiences in the UK and internationally.  I am looking forward to building on this success and working with Pravesh to lead Rifco Arts into its next exciting phase.”

Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience of executive roles in theatre, his previous roles include Producer Public Programmes Somerset House Trust, Executive Director Theatre is…, Executive Director Tamasha Theatre Company, Executive Director Hampstead Theatre and General Manager Almeida Theatre.

Bryan joins Rifco Arts at an exciting time as they prepare for their latest production ‘Break The Floorboards’, co-produced by Watford Palace Theatre. A dynamic new dance drama combining Street and Bollywood dance styles. Written by Yasmeen Khan the show opens at Watford Palace Theatre on May 3rd 2013 before going tour, visiting Warwick Arts Centre, Oxford Playhouse, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Key Theatre Peterborough and Theatre Royal Windsor.