AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Gbolahan Obisesan as the new Artistic Director for Ovalhouse.
Gbolahan will start in April 2020 and will be leading the theatre into its new venue in Brixton on Coldharbour Lane. To celebrate the move, the venue will be renamed Brixton House. The venue will house two studio theatre spaces, performance space, several rehearsal rooms and multi-use meeting rooms, as well as public spaces, a café and bar.
Gbolahan Obisesan says ‘Ovalhouse has a long noted artistic legacy. It has been an unsung hero of supporting exciting theatre makers. It is now relocating to the heart of Brixton to build on its community outlook and artistic inventiveness. The history of Brixton is proudly political, and its rich blend of cultures will inspire the new theatre to be a cradle for startling stories and extraordinary art. Our aim as a team is to be forward thinking, community focused and rebelliously outspoken. I am delighted to be the theatre’s new artistic leader and very excited by our ambition to cultivate an inclusive, innovative, and thrilling environment for life and art to interact with people from Brixton and beyond.’