7 January 2019
We are pleased to announce Fay Lomas as the winner of the inaugural Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship (PHEAF), our award introduced to commemorate the legacy of Sir Peter Hall, founding Artistic Director of the Rose.
As the chosen Fellow, Lomas will work with a number of theatre practitioners through the year-long residency. She will be mentored by members of our Executive Team and will receive a bursary of £10,000 over the period. The residency will conclude with Lomas staging a production in the Rose Studio.
Fay Lomas commented: “It is a real honour to be appointed as the first Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellow. I’ve loved watching shows at the Rose ever since attending the theatre when I was still at school, so I’m absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to form part of the team there. I’m very much looking forward to getting started working as an assistant director on next year’s brilliant shows, as well as working towards directing my own studio production at the end of the Fellowship.”
Rose Executive Producer Jerry Gunn said: “I’m delighted Fay is to become the first Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellow. Fay showed such intelligence and artistic flair in both her application and her interview. The whole panel was very impressed with her. Fay’s first involvement with the Rose will be assisting Lindsay Posner on our new production of Stones in His Pockets, after which she will assist Melly Still on the world première of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin."
Lady Hall said, “Peter would have been thrilled both by this Fellowship in his name offering practical support for a young professional building a career in theatre, and by its award to Fay Lomas whose talent, energy and commitment are self-evident. The family wishes her every success and we look forward to seeing her work at the Rose.”